Mike Markus has been involved with the application of meteorological measurement and analysis techniques to the renewable energy and air quality fields since the early 1980s including multiple years of experience in atmospheric research and remote sensing for severe storms. Mike has conducted comprehensive wind resource and energy production prediction assessments for hundreds of projects. He has managed numerous meteorological monitoring projects involving site selection, permitting, instrumentation, and data analysis and reporting. In addition, Mr. Markus has experience with wind mapping, GIS and expert system forecasting tools. His knowledge of the North American wind resource and vast experience with the interpretation of wind flow characteristics over complex terrain and siting of prospective wind power plants makes him a powerful asset to the AWS Truepower team.