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The Voice of Wind Energy

AWEA is the voice of wind energy in the U.S., promoting renewable energy to power a cleaner, stronger America.

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May 20-23 2019
Houston, Texas
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Updated IRP Database

Members can now gain access to the updated IRP database which focuses on planned additions of wind and renewable energy.

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OSHA 10 Training

Two OSHA 10 hour training programs for the wind energy industry are now available in the AWEA bookstore.

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Wind IQ

A comprehensive, interactive online database that provides data on wind energy projects in the US. Updated October 25.

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Upcoming Events & Training

Dec
10-11
Meeting

AWEA WINDPOWER 2019 Exhibitor Meeting

December 10-11, 2018 | Houston, TX
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Feb
27-28
Conference

AWEA Wind Project O&M and Safety Conference

February 27-28, 2019 | Coronado, CA
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Mar
05-06
Conference

AWEA Wind Power on Capitol Hil

March 05-06, 2019 | Washington, DC
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Mar
26-28

What We Do

AWEA is the national trade association of the U.S. wind energy industry. We represent 1,000 member companies and over 105,000 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.

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Wind Industry Map

Discover all online utility-scale wind projects and manufacturing facilities across the U.S.

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105k
Over 105,000 U.S. jobs across all 50 states
30%
Wind energy provides 30% of the electricity produced in four states.
Facts at a Glance

News, Blogs & Publications

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Veterans Day 2018: Meet the veterans working in wind

This Veterans Day AWEA is celebrating by launching a campaign to honor our Veterans. The U.S. wind industry proudly hires veterans at a rate 72 percent higher than the national average, and the skills, teamwork and dedication they acquire while serving are perfect fits for wind work. Last week, we visited wind projects in Texas and Illinois to meet some of our veterans and thank them for their service. 

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New report: Renewables saved Texans $5.7 billion

Like everything in Texas, wind power is super-sized in the Lone Star State. Texas has more installed wind capacity than the Oklahoma, Iowa and California combined, the states occupying slots two through four on America’s wind leader board. In fact, only four countries in the entire world have built more wind than Texas.

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University of Texas study highlights wind’s low cost

Wind, solar and natural gas have the lowest levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) in the majority of counties across the United States, according to a new report from The University of Texas at Austin’s Energy Institute, part of a series of white papers on the Full Cost of Electricity...In the areas where wind was not the lowest cost resource, it was often the second lowest, with the average difference between the first and second least cost technology for all locations at $0.029/kilowatt hour (kWh).

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National lab report confirms wind’s contributions to a reliable power system

There is an all too common misconception among policy makers, regulators, and power market participants that wind energy isn’t reliable, and that turbines can’t provide essential grid reliability services. In reality, wind turbines can provide many of the services needed for reliable grid operations, including voltage and reactive power control, frequency response, active power control, and voltage and frequency ride-through. That means wind energy can help boost the overall reliability of America’s electricity grid.

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105,500 U.S. workers employed by wind.

Careers In Wind posts jobs at the AWEA and throughout the wind energy industry, connecting wind energy companies with experienced, capable wind professionals who want to use their expertise to advance business, technology, and the industry.

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