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The Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving (CRES) is the Greek national entity for research and promotion of renewable energy sources, rational use of energy and energy saving. CRES and has been appointed as the national co-ordination centre in its areas of activity (Law 2244/94 and Law 2702/99). CRES is a public entity, supervised by the Ministry for the Environment, Energy and Climate Change, having, nevertheless, financial and administrative independence. CRES was founded in 1987 and since then it is dynamically active, in the frame of the national and community policy and legislation, for the protection of the environment and sustainable development, working in the state of the art of technology development. CRES has participated in more than 500 European and national projects, including research and development, demonstration projects, projects dealing with energy information systems, feasibility studies, technical and economic studies and commercial services, market research, as well as promotional activities for the use of Renewable Energy Sources, Rational Use of Energy and Energy Saving.

The Wind Energy Section of the Division of Renewable Energy Sources (DRES) of CRES has a notable experience through applied RTD&D since 1990 in a wide range of wind energy disciplines: wind assessment and characterisation, wind turbine and component development, aerodynamics, aeroelasticity and CFD modelling, wind turbine and component testing and assessment, wind desalination and integration in autonomous power systems, standards and certification. Moreover, and within the Wind Energy Section, the Wind Turbine Testing Laboratory provides high quality measurement services, accredited according to ISO 17025, including among others measurements of power curves and power quality of wind turbines, load measurements on wind turbines and wind potential measurements. Wind Energy Section participates in relevant activities at the European and International level (CENELEC, IEC) and is a founding member of the MEASNET network and the European Wind Energy Academy (EAWE).