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DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability's Vice President Awarded AWEA's Britt Theismann Person of the Year Award

Karen Conover Recognized for Outstanding Contribution to the Wind Industry

BURLINGTON, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/15/12 -- DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability's vice president and director of Strategic Wind Initiatives, Karen Conover, was recognized by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) as the recipient of the Britt Theismann Person of the Year Award at AWEA's Fall Symposium 2012 in Chandler, Ariz., on November 14, 2012.

The award recognizes Ms. Conover's contributions to the wind industry over the last 25 years, including the foundation of Global Energy Concepts, an engineering consulting company; her service as a board member on the AWEA Board of Directors for more than 15 years; and her ongoing work with DNV KEMA. Ms. Conover is also a board member of Women of Wind Energy and has been named a founding ambassador for the Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) initiative of the US Department of Energy.

"I was honored to be this year's recipient of the Britt Theismann Award," said Conover. "I owe much of my success to the opportunities created by both AWEA and DNV KEMA, and look forward to continuing to help both organizations pursue their energy initiatives."

The Britt Theismann Wind Energy Industry Person of the Year Award is an annual honor bestowed upon an industry professional who demonstrates strong leadership, integrity, values, vision, commitment to excellence, and commitment to the wind community. Previously known as the Wind Energy Industry Person of the Year award, the accolade was renamed in August 2011 to honor the late Britt Theismann, who had served as COO of AWEA since 2009.

About DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability
DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability, with more than 2,300 experts in over 30 countries around the world, is committed to driving the global transition toward a safe, reliable, efficient, and clean energy future. With a heritage of nearly 150 years, we specialize in providing world-class, innovative solutions in the fields of business & technical consultancy, testing, inspections & certification, risk management, and verification. As an objective and impartial knowledge-based company, we advise and support organizations along the energy value chain: producers, suppliers & end-users of energy; equipment manufacturers; as well as government bodies, corporations, and non-governmental organizations. DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability is part of DNV, a global provider of services for managing risk with more than 10,000 employees in over 100 countries. For more information, visit www.dnvkema.com.

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