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AWEA Ohio Wind Energy Summit

September 24, 2013

Hilton Columbus Downtown, Columbus, OH

About the Summit

Ohio Wind Energy SummitOhio was one of the top five fastest growing states for wind capacity additions in 2012, with 313 MW added in 2012 and over 54,000 MW in wind resource potential. In addition, the Buckeye State leads the country in wind-related manufacturing – with more than 60 facilities (or more than 1 in every 10 in the US) producing components for the wind industry.* Still, challenges remain, including maintaining the RPS, developing proper siting regulations and educating the public on the consumer benefits of wind energy.


Adopt the right strategy to overcome these challenges this September by:

  • analyzing the demand for wind energy in Ohio
  • evaluating the position of the state RPS
  • reviewing successful siting projects that foster community acceptance
  • investigate the ins and outs of the state's manufacturing and supply chain activities
  • hearing how federal and state policy are working together to encourage local wind energy
  • determining new methods to propel future growth
  • mapping an evolving state regulatory framework

As AWEA’s first state-focused seminar, this event is a unique opportunity to gather the practical resources and contacts necessary to fully realize this thriving Midwestern market. 

Assessing State RPS Demand

AWEA will be releasing its assessment report of state RPS demand at the AWEA Ohio Wind Energy Summit. Participants can learn more about Ohio’s RPS program, gather an update on the current status of RPS programs, discover the states with the most RPS demand, and see which regions are expected to see the most wind energy count towards RPS fulfillment.

Ohio has one of the largest renewable portfolio standards (RPS) in the country, requiring 12.5% of its electricity needs to be met with renewable resources like wind energy. Looking ahead, the Ohio RPS is expected to drive more demand for wind energy production than any other state RPS program – more than 5,000 MW of wind power is anticipated to contribute to the RPS requirement over the next 13 years.

Additional Resources

Be sure to participate in the Great Lakes Wind Collaborative 6th Annual Meeting, hosted by AWEA's event partner, GLWC, on September 22-23. Get the latest information on wind power in the Great Lakes region, including sessions on the role of wind energy within the current energy mix, the latest technology and science on new technology, wildlife monitoring and studies, public perception, and much more. The event will also be held at the Hilton Columbus Downtown.

Who Should Attend?

  • Academic Organizations
  • Consulting Services
  • Economic Development Organizations
  • Government Agencies
  • Operation & Maintenance Service Providers
  • Project Developers
  • State Regulators
  • Component Suppliers
  • Construction Companies
  • Transportation Companies
  • Turbine Manufacturers / OEMs
  • Utilities
  • Wind Project Operators

Program Chair

2654c9c.jpgEric Thumma
Iberdrola Renewables



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