K – References

The following is a partial list of references for the material contained on this website.

ABS Energy Research a UK independent energy market research company specializing in energy market research reports, energy market databases and energy market consulting as well as analysis and market forecasts.

Ontario Power Authority (OPA) – responsible for the development of a reliable and sustainable electricity system for Ontario. It plans for the long term and procures and coordinates conservation and electricity supply from diverse resources.

The German Energy Agency (dena – Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH) – develops strategies for the future supply of energy in Germany. Its shareholders are the Federal Republic of Germany, the KfW Bankengruppe (KfW banking group), Allianz SE, Deutsche Bank AG and DZ BANK AG. It is the competence centre for energy efficiency and renewable energies. Its objectives include the rational and thus environmentally friendly production, conversion and use of energy, and the development of sustainable energy systems with a greater emphasis on renewable energy sources.

Danish Energy Authority – under the Ministry of Climate and Energy is responsible for security of supply and the responsible development of energy in Denmark.

Eurelectric – is the professional association which represents the common interests of the electricity industry at pan-European level, plus its affiliates and associates on several other continents.

Department of Energy/Energy Information Administration (US) (DOE/EIA)

Renewable Energy Foundation – a UK based, registered charity encouraging the development of renewable energy and energy conservation whilst emphasizing that such development must be governed by the fundamental principles of sustainability.

Enernex Corporation a US based electric power engineering and consulting firm specializing in the development and application of new electric power technologies

Bonus Energy A/S (now Siemens Wind Power) – is one of the world’s leading suppliers of components and systems to companies in the energy and electricity industry.

deENet, Energie mit System – a consortium of 90 research institutions and service providers in Germany

E.ON NetzE.ON Netz controls a high-capacity transmission grid that reaches from Scandinavia to the Austrian Alps. It has over 7,500 MW, representing about 40% of Germany’s wind plants in its area of operations.

European Wind Energy Association

Incoteco (Denmark) ApS – a Danish energy consulting firm

Energy Probe – Energy Probe is an Ontario consumer and environmental research team, active in the fight against nuclear power, and dedicated to resource conservation, economic efficiency, and effective utility regulation.

VTT Technical Research Centre of FinlandVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is the biggest contract research organization in Northern Europe. VTT provides high-end technology solutions and innovation services. From its wide knowledge base, VTT can combine different technologies, create new innovations and a substantial range of world class technologies and applied research services.

University of Victoria (BC), Department of Economics – This department has prepared a number of papers on wind power.

Union for the Co-ordination of Transmission of Electricity (UCTE) – is the association of transmission system operators in continental Europe, providing a reliable market base by efficient and secure electric “power highways”.

Royal Academy of Engineering – Britain’s national academy for engineering, which brings together the country’s most eminent engineers from all disciplines to promote excellence in the science, art and practice of engineering.

Tallinn Technical University, Estonia

Royal Society – is the independent scientific academy of the UK and the Commonwealth dedicated to promoting excellence in science.

Ontario Power Workers’ Union – is the union of power workers in Ontario. It has provided a thoughtful and complete analysis of Ontario’s electricity situation.

EEA (European Environmental Agency) – supports sustainable development to help achieve significant and measurable improvement in Europe’s environment through the provision of timely, targeted, relevant and reliable information to policy making agents and the public.

Leonardo Energy – is a web site delivering a range of virtual libraries relating to electrical energy. It is an initiative dedicated to building information centres to serve designers, engineers, contractors, architects, general managers, regulators, journalists, teachers and students, who are professionally or otherwise involved with electrical energy.

European Transmission System Operators – Four regional organizations have emerged tor this co-operation: TSOI, the association of TSOs in Ireland; UKTSOA, the United Kingdom TSO association; NORDEL, the Nordic TSOs; and UCTE, the Union for the Coordination of Transmission of Electricity and the association of CENTREL, TSOs of the continental countries of Western and Cental Europe.

Alberta Energy The Department of Energy manages the development of provincially owned energy and mineral resources by industry and the assessment and collection of non-renewable resource revenues in the form of royalties, freehold mineral taxes, rentals and bonuses.

Alberta Electric System Operator – is responsible for the safe, reliable and economic planning and operation of the Alberta Interconnected Electric System.

UK Sustainable Development Commission – The Sustainable Development Commission is the UK Government’s independent advisory body on sustainable development.

Institute of Energy Economics at the University at Cologne (EWI) et al (consortium)

Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform This UK government department’s purpose is to help ensure business success in an increasingly competitive world. It is the voice for business across Government.

ABB Group – a global power and automation technologies company.

International Energy Agency – The International Energy Agency (IEA) acts as energy policy advisor to 27 member countries in their effort to ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy for their citizens.

European Commission – the executive body of the European Union.

Other Sources Used as Background



Pembina Institute

Torrie Smith Associates

Canadian Energy Research Institute

The Delphi Group

Ontario Sustainable Energy Association

University of Calgary

Queen’s University

Georgian Bay Association

General Electric

DSS Management Consultants Inc.

United States

Rocky Mountain Institute

National Academy of Sciences

California Energy Commission

California Wind Energy Collaborative

Efficiency Vermont

TSAugust (“The False Promise of Renewable Energy”)

Renewable Energy Research Laboratory, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Energy Ventures Analysis Inc

Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Engineering and Public Policy

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Economics


British Wind Energy Association

Danish Wind Industry Association

Environmental Change Unit at the University of Oxford

Danish Energy Association (an industry association separate from the Danish Energy Authority)

Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research

Centre for Energy Policy & Technology, Imperial College


International Energy Agency (OECD/IEA)

Institution of Engineering and Technology


Lovelock, Dr. James – author of more than 200 scientific papers and the originator of the Gaia Hypothesis.

Last updated November 25, 2008

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