Seven posters were awarded for being the best in their respective categories at EWEC '99. Under the Market Development category, "Possibilities for wind energy on the Kola Peninsula" won first prize, authored by J. Wolff of VTT Energy of Finland, et al. In the Short Term Prediction category, the winner was "Evaluation of Advanced Wind Power Forecasting Methods for the Optimal Management of Isolated Power Systems," by G. Kariniotakis and E. Nogaret of Ecole des Mines de Paris, et al. In the Wind Resources category the winner was "Wind power potential assessment over complex terrain using a modified version of the turbulent flow solver CFX4," by C. Montavon, et al., of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. In Aerodynamics and Aeroacoustics, the best poster was "Serrated trailing edge noise (STENO)," by K. A. Braun and A. Gordner of the University of Stuttgart, Germany, et al. For the category for Power Quality and Adaptive Control Systems, the winning poster was "Wind turbine power quality investigation in relation to wind characteristics," by M. Koulouvari and P. Ladakakos of CRES, Greece. In the category Power Performance, Testing and Strength, the winner was "Overloading of large bearings, cause, effect and remedy. Influence of interfacial stiffnesses on load-bearing properties," by U. Rahlf and R. Osthorst of Aerodyn Energiesysteme of Germany, et al. In the final category, covering topics ranging from wind diesel to wind pumps, the winner was "Modelling supervisory controller for hybrid power systems," by A. Pereira and H. Bindner of Denmark's Risø National Laboratory.
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