(a) Areas of knowledge limiting system utilization
The Secretary shall initiate research and development or accelerate existing research and development in areas in which the lack of knowledge limits the widespread utilization of wind energy systems in order to achieve the purposes of this chapter.
(b) Development of system prototypes and improvements
(1)The Secretary shall continue an aggressive program for the development of prototypes of advanced wind energy systems.
(2)As often as he deems appropriate, the Secretary shall solicit and evaluate proposals for the research and development of any new or improved technologies, which, in the Secretary’s opinion, will contribute to the development of improvements in current wind energy systems.
(c) Acquisition of economic, scientific, and technological information of system operations under various circumstances and conditions
The Secretary is authorized to enter into contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements with public and private entities for the purchase, fabrication, installation, and testing to obtain scientific, technological, and economic information from the demonstration of a variety of prototypes of advanced wind energy systems under a variety of circumstances and conditions.
(d) Other provisions inapplicable
In carrying out the responsibilities under this section, the Secretary is not subject to the requirements of section
553 of title
5 or section
7191 of this title.
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