- Published: 22 November 2005 22 November 2005
The Utility Wind Interest Group (UWIG) has announced it will change its name to the Utility Wind Integration Group, effective January 1, 2006. The UWIG Board of Directors voted to make the change, as well as change the organisation's tax exempt corporate status. This name change provides a more clear focus on their role of serving as an objective source of knowledge and information in technical matters dealing with integration of wind energy into utility systems, while simultaneously keeping the UWIG logo, name recognition, and reputation.
President Henry Durrwachter also announced that UWIG will change from a 501c(6) to a 501c(3) corporation, noting that: "the primary difference is that the former can lobby, and the latter cannot. This change of status will help to make clear that we are a technical organisation and not a lobbying or advocacy group for wind. We believe that this change to more firmly align our name with our mission, and the change to our corporate status, can only help us to better accomplish our objectives."