U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Wind Program

DOE Wind Powering America: Summer 2011 Webinar Schedule

June 13, 2011

Join DOE's Wind Powering America initiative on Wednesday, June 15 at 3 p.m. EDT (1 p.m. MDT) for its monthly educational webinar series. The Wind Powering America speakers will provide an overview of community-based wind projects. The discussion will include how to identify suitable development teams and properly-sized projects, identify funding sources, will utilize project case studies to illustrate different forms of community wind, and will provide an overview of the incentives that support community wind. The webinar is free and open to the public, and no registration is required. Login information is available here.

Wind Powering America hosts free live webinars on a variety of themes on the third Wednesday of every month. Past webinar presentations are available in the webinar archive on the Wind Powering America website.

Upcoming 2011 Webinars

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June 15: Community Wind Projects: The Wind Powering America speakers will provide an overview of community-based wind projects. The discussion will include how to identify suitable development teams and properly-sized projects, identify funding sources, will utilize project case studies to illustrate different forms of community wind, and will provide an overview of the incentives that support community wind.

July 20: Myths and Benefits of Wind Energy: As a follow-up to recent regional stakeholder meetings across the country and the release of the Wind Energy Benefits fact sheetPDF, three speakers will discuss the myths and benefits of wind energy.

August 17: Jobs and Economic Development Impacts: Suzanne Tegen, Senior Energy Analyst at DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), will discuss the economic effects of new wind generation for a local community. She will explain how NREL staff use the Jobs and Economic Development Impacts (JEDI) model to estimate jobs, property tax benefits, land lease payments, and other economic impacts from new wind projects.

Wind Powering America is a nationwide initiative designed to increase the use of wind energy across the United States by working with regional stakeholders. Visit the Wind Powering America website to learn more about the program, and view state-by-state breakdowns of wind resource potential, success stories, installed wind capacity, news, events, and other resources.