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AWEA Community Engagement Seminar

November 5, 2015

Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa | Albuquerque, NM

How to Gain Immediate and Long-Term Success When Developing a Wind Project

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12:00 pm – 6:30 p.m.

Program Chairs:

Harley McDonald

Harley McDonald
Lead/Senior Business Developer


John Davies

John Davies
CEO & Chairman
Davies Public Affairs


Top project developers and permitting experts are sought to participate in a unique person-to-person discussion the afternoon following AWEA’s Wind Energy Fall Symposium in Albuquerque. Space is limited. Register today!

Maintaining high overall community acceptance of wind projects during the planning, development and operating stages of a wind farm is critical to the success of the U.S. wind energy industry. While public approval of American wind power is consistently in the 70 to 80 percent range, it still requires work to obtain strong community support and buy-in. Research tells us understanding the profile of the local community through two-way symmetrical communication and tailoring a long-term plan to a community is absolutely critical to our success.
This highly interactive seminar has been designed by and for experienced developers of U.S. wind farms, and is also applicable to those newer to the field. It will discuss best practices for community engagement and feature some of the latest research about the practices that produce results. Participants will have multiple chances during the afternoon to discuss notable successes and failures with their peers.

You’ll find answers to several hot topics related to community engagement:

  • What works? What doesn’t work?
  • How do I tailor my communication plan on a community-by-community basis?
  • What are some of the leading resources already available to me?
  • Are good neighbor payments effective or a slippery slope?
  • How best to counter opposition.

AWEA will be gathering input from participants as well that will result in the creation of actionable resources available after the seminar.

The seminar can be added to a Fall Symposium registration or attended as a stand-alone event. Registration rate: $199  Click here to register!

Note: This seminar is for AWEA members only. Special invitees will be asked to participate on a case-by-case basis, primarily for presentation and information-sharing purposes.