AWEA Membership Business Solutions

AWEA membership offers world-class networking, industry-wide visibility, and strategic policy making. We also give you the latest market intelligence to help you make smart decisions.

Membership in AWEA is available to companies in any sector of the wind energy industry, and offers them the resources they need to grow and expand in the right direction.

Networking: Create long-lasting relationships

Join AWEA’s exclusive committees to discuss and exchange information and best practices with other leaders in your sector on issues and topics important to your business. AWEA committees foster productive discussions and idea sharing, covering a wide range of topical areas, and are open to any AWEA Business Member.

Also expand your business and make new connections in-person at AWEA events. We give you the most comprehensive set of wind power education and networking for the U.S. wind energy industry ... all at a discounted rate.

Visibility: Develop brand awareness

AWEA offers a full menu of opportunities for members to foster brand awareness, from sponsoring and exhibiting at events to advertising in print and online.

As business group, we help you grow your business. Our flagship event, WINDPOWER® Conference & Exhibition, is the networking hub for the industry’s many developers, turbine manufacturers and supply chain companies.

Strategy: Building the market

AWEA and its members drive demand for wind power in the United States and build long-term markets for wind energy by advocating for federal, regulatory and state policy. 

Federal Legislative Policy: AWEA’s success in advocating for the federal Production Tax Credit (PTC) has kept electricity rates low and encouraged renewable energy development. Equipped with the PTC, the wind industry has slashed the cost of wind energy, powered millions of homes, and boosted the economy in all 50 states.

Regulatory Policy: AWEA works with federal regulators on key regulatory issues, including how transmission is planned and paid for. Our progress indicates that near-term transmission projects will open up enough new wind energy project locations to double the amount of wind installed nationwide.

State Policy: AWEA reaches far beyond Washington, D.C. to support policies that matter right in your backyard. We coordinate with our regional partners to advocate for measures that create a supportive local business environment for wind power. See how we’re doing in your region.

Communications: Shaping the message

Each day AWEA’s Public Affairs team plays both offense and defense, trumpeting American wind energy’s win-win message while countering attacks and misinformation. In particular, we:  

  • Maintain a network of nearly 250,000 supporters on action sites and social media to tell decision makers on Capitol Hill and in state capitals what is at stake.  

  • Offer your company's top spokespeople the chance to participate in AWEA's Speakers Bureau, with training, regular updates, media bookings and speaking opportunities.

  • Collaborate on events and press releases, and promote best practices in community relations with how-tos, templates and a library of sample materials.

Market Intelligence: Make smart decisions

AWEA’s active Industry Data and Analysis team provides energy sector statistics, wind project and manufacturing data, market forecasts, and overall data on wind energy benefits. In addition to the AWEA U.S. Wind Industry Annual Market Report, the team issues Quarterly Market Reports and webinars to ensure AWEA Business Members have the necessary information to solve business challenges and succeed in the marketplace.

For more information on membership, contact:

Brent Nussbaum
Vice President, Membership Relations