New England wind power: Industry leaders head for Portland, Maine to tackle top regional issues

AWEA’s latest regional summit set for Sept.5-6; will cover all dimensions of industry relevant to region

August 29, 2012


PORTLAND, Maine – Wind industry leaders will head to Portland, Maine next week for the AWEA Regional Wind Energy Summit – New England. Featuring top wind industry leaders of the Northeast, the Summit will include compelling discussion on the challenges and growth potential associated with developing clean, affordable, homegrown wind power in the northeastern United States.
Other topics driving the conversation at the Summit will include:

- In-depth market overviews and policy updates

- Growth strategies and demand drivers for wind power in the New England region

- Potential job growth and economic development opportunity from wind energy

- Critical issues related to siting and wildlife

When: Wednesday, September 5, 8 a.m. through Thursday, September 6th at 12 p.m.

Who: Just some of the experts and industry leaders featured include:

David Wilby, vice president of state policy at First Wind
Mark Bolinger, Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory
David Littell, Commissioner, Maine Public Utilities Commission
Jack Parker, President and CEO, Reed & Reed
Paul Phifer, Assistant Regional Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Abigail Krich, President, Boreas Renewables
Paul Williamson, Maine Wind Industry Initiative      

Where: Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks
200 Sable Oaks Drive
South Portland, Maine. 04106

RSVP: Members of the press are invited to attend all panel discussions. More information on the AWEA Regional Wind Energy Summit – Northeast can be found here. Members of the press can contact Rebecca Willard (202)552- 8101 for credentials.

AWEA is the national trade association of the U.S. wind energy industry. We represent 1,000 member companies and over 100,000 jobs in the U.S. economy, serving as a powerful voice for how wind works for America. Members include global leaders in wind power and energy development, turbine manufacturing, and component and service suppliers. They gather each year at the Western Hemisphere’s largest wind power trade show, the AWEA WINDPOWER Conference & Exhibition, next in Chicago, Illinois, May 7-10, 2018. Find information about wind energy on the AWEA website. Gain insight into industry issues on AWEA's blog, Into the Wind. And please join us on Facebook, and follow @AWEA on Twitter.