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Lessee Responsibilities

The following steps outline expectations of Lessee and the CSU ALP, and indicate GEO’s responsibilities to the Lessee selected for participation in the Anemometer Loan Program. The steps also detail processes involved in installing equipment and collecting data.

  1. Lease agreement is signed by the Lessee and GEO.
  2. CSU ALP meets with Lessee to explain the detailed process of the installation, including tower siting, anchor selection, and anchor installation.
  3. CSU ALP drops off five anchors during meeting with Lessee prior to the installation of the anemometer tower or pays for shipment of the anchors to Lessee.
  4. Lessee completes installation of anchors prior to day slated for tower installation as per installation instructions supplied by CSU ALP.
  5. CSU ALP arranges with Lessee to schedule the installation and eventually the dismantling of the anemometer tower.
  6. CSU ALP will provide students and staff to raise the anemometer tower and install the datalogger. The Lessee is encouraged to be present and be available to assist or provide site guidance as necessary. Installation and dismantling of tower typically takes five hours and, weather permitting, are conducted during morning hours.
  7. GEO provides data logger, sensors and data interpretation devices. Lessee has responsibility to replace data plugs and batteries and to send data plugs, at specifically stated intervals to CSU ALP for interpretation.
  8. Data is collected and summarized for a period of one year.
  9. All collected data and summary technical reports will be accessible on this web site and available to the public.
  10. A wind resource summary report will be provided to the Lessee at end of monitoring year, including wind direction averages and wind patterns for Lessee’s site.
For information about the anemometer towers, anchors and installation procedures, visit the NRG Systems site or download the NRG Tall Tower Manual.

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