DOE Brings Together State Leaders for Wind Powering America 9th Annual Summit
May 28, 2010
The 9th Annual Wind Powering America All-States Summit assembled the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) network of state wind working groups, state energy officials, national lab representatives, and strategic partners in Dallas, Texas on May 26-27. The event is the primary venue for the Wind Powering America network to share lessons learned and best practices, collaborate on future efforts, and recognize accomplishments. The Summit features plenary sessions, regional and state breakouts, and smaller group discussions on focused issues, as well as presentations from national guest speakers.
Speakers this year included Larry Flowers of DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Don Furman of Iberdrola Renewables Inc., Ryan Wiser of DOE's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and Jeremy Fielding of Lynn Tillotson Pinker & Cox, LLP. Topics included public acceptance of wind energy, community-based wind projects, market analysis, transmission, offshore wind development, education, and policy.
Attendance to the Summit is by invitation only and includes:
- Representatives from the state wind working groups who are implementing local wind programs, and from utilities, academia, non-profits, and industry
- Local, state, and federal policymakers and program coordinators
- Leading researchers and industry experts from academia, national laboratories, non-profits, and the private sector.
At the Wind Powering America Summit, more than 150 attendees learn from each other in order to replicate those practices that have been most successful and look for new opportunities to increase the use of wind energy technologies. To ensure attendance by a diverse set of stakeholders, the Summit follows the American Wind Energy Association's annual Windpower Conference and Exhibition.
The goal of DOE's Wind Powering America initiative is to increase the use and integration of wind energy in communities across the United States. For more information, including an updated agenda, see the Wind Powering America Web site.