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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS We acknowledge and thank the following people and organizations for providing DNV GL the opportunity to perform this project and for their invaluable contributions to the work product. We thank Patrick Gilman at the U.S. Department of Energy for his project leadership and guidance throughout the project. We also thank Richard Tusing at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory for his contributions, insights, and guidance through the process. Ryan Wiser at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory provided timely project support, analysis perspective, and contract management. We thank Katherine Dykes at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory for her assistance and guidance in enabling us to utilize the WISDEM model for parts of this analysis. A number of key staff members from industry partners deserve special recognition for providing their time, critical information, and sharing their perspectives on various topics. From Wood Mackenzie, we thank Aaron Barr and Dan Shreve for preparing the market analysis and perspectives contained in Section 2 of the report. From BNSF Logistics, we thank Clay Gambill and Chris King for their critical insight into wind turbine component and blade transport via rail. From ATS, Inc., we thank Cassandra Olsen for her critical insight into truck transport of blades and other wind turbine components. We thank Dr. Robert Boyd of Lockheed Martin’s Hybrid Enterprises for enabling awareness and insight into the progress and potential of their airship technology. We acknowledge Derek Berry of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Steve Nolet at TPI Composites, Inc for their time, critical insights, and guidance regarding blade manufacturing and cost modeling. We thank Mike Zuteck at WINDprove for his support and guidance on blade design and blade segmentation considerations.

DNV GL – Document No.: 10080081-HOU-R-01, Issue: C, Status: FINAL www.dnvgl.com

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