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|Predecessor||Associated Weather Services, AWS Scientific, AWS Truewind, Meteosim|
|Headquarters||Albany, NY, United States|
Number of locations
|Products||resource maps and data
wind energy-related software
|Services||Renewable energy consulting|
Number of employees
AWS Truepower, LLC is a renewable energy consulting and software company. It is headquartered in Albany, New York, with offices in Denver, Brazil, Spain, Canada, and India. The company has divisions for supporting renewable energy project development, and operations for offshore wind energy, onshore wind energy, and solar energy. The company's general clients are developers, investors, governments and institutions.
1980s: Founding and early years
AWS Truepower was started in 1981 under the name Associated Weather Services. Initially, the company, composed of research meteorologists from New York State University at Albany, provided atmospheric field measurements, air quality studies, forensic meteorology for lawsuits and insurance claims, and solar and wind energy feasibility studies. The company became a subsidiary of W.S. Flemming & Associates, an energy consulting firm, in 1983 which resulted in its incorporation under the name Associated Weather Services, Inc.
AWS gained its first substantial clients in the years to follow with their consulting efforts chiefly surrounding Niagara Mohawk, presently known as National Grid. Due to the large scale of business from Niagara Mohawk and the US Environmental Protection Agency, founders of the company, Bruce Bailey and Ron Stewart, became 50-50 partners after W.S. Flemming & Associates chose to sell AWS in 1985. Bailey purchased Stewart’s stake in the company in 1990 resulting in complete ownership. The same year, AWS underwent a name change to AWS Scientific to communicate that the company satisfied not only weather and technology needs, but also engineering services related to solar, wind energy project development, and air quality research.
1990s–2011: Acquisitions and mergers
In 1997, AWS Scientific, Brower & Company, and MESO Inc. formed the joint venture Truewind Solutions. In response, AWS Scientific began developing products for the wind power industry, initially developing wind mapping and forecasting applications. In 2004, AWS Scientific and Truewind Solutions consolidated into AWS Truewind LLC. In 2007, AWS Truewind entered into a joint venture called Meteosim Truewind, S.L. with Barcelona Spain-based Meteosim. In 2011 AWS Truewind and Meteosim merged to form AWS Truepower.
As of the 2000s, AWS Truepwoer is headquartered in Albany, with offices in Denver, Brazil, Spain, Canada, and India. The company's general clients are developers, investors, governments and institutions.
The company has divisions for supporting renewable energy project development, and operations for offshore wind energy, onshore wind energy, and solar. Services include "resource mapping, energy assessment, project engineering, due diligence, performance evaluation, data monitoring, data collection, and power production forecasting."
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Windographer, owned by AWS Truepower, is software intended to analyze, visualize, and "validate" wind resource data from meteorological towers and remote sensing systems. AWS Truepower purchased the Windographer software assets from Mistaya Engineering on December 28, 2014. Windographer's features include data visualization, quality control, and data analysis tools intended to help wind energy project developers.
openWind, created by AWS Truepower, is a wind farm development software used in the wind energy industry. openWind was released in October 2008 at the Canadian Wind Energy Associations Annual Conference and Trade Show.
windNavigator is an online "prospecting and project siting" application based on GoogleMaps that let users to purchase wind resource data, which can include wind speed, distribution, wind rose, and monthly and diurnal data for wind farm siting and analysis.
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