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The largest wind energy conference in the Western Hemisphere is coming to Houston and will bring together leaders from across many energy sectors to collaborate on a cleaner energy future


AWEA’s 2019 WINDPOWER Conference will highlight how wind and its growing list of partners and allies can, together, power the future with cost-competitive, clean energy

HOUSTON—The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) WINDPOWER Conference is coming to Houston, the energy capital of the world, from May 20-23.  2018 was a historic year as wind power surpassed 95,000 megawatts (MW) of installed capacity; in the fourth quarter alone, the U.S. wind industry installed 5,944 MW.  Texas continues to pave the way by leading the nation in installed wind capacity by state. Texas is also a leader for wind-related manufacturing and jobs, making wind an important part of the state’s energy success story.  The wind industry’s powerful growth is poised to continue in 2019, with more than 35,000 MW of wind capacity under construction or in advanced development across the U.S.  As the industry, representing one of America’s most competitively-priced energy sources, looks ahead to the 2020s, energy professionals from across all energy sectors and from all over the globe will meet in Houston to collaborate about how to power the future, working together. 
WHAT: The AWEA WINDPOWER 2019 Conference will feature more than 400 exhibiting companies and organizations and three days of thought leadership presentations by top-tier speakers, market trend discussions, and premium networking opportunities. There will be top-notch educational and informational sessions led by more than 100 expert speakers and panelists, including top company presidents and CEOs.
This year’s program focuses on wind energy’s ability to thrive through innovation and collaboration while building alliances to propel the industry forward. Attendees will learn from industry leaders about topics including how Texas became a clean energy giant; utilizing energy storage to improve project economics; and the latest improvements in wind turbine technology.
WHO: Anyone interested in meeting with or learning from energy professionals, project developers and operators, wind turbine manufacturers, state and federal lawmakers, agency officials, and other energy experts.
WHEN: May 20-23, 2019
WHERE: George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas, Houston, TX 77010.
REGISTRATION: Registration is now open. Register online by clicking here


AWEA is the national trade association of the U.S. wind energy industry. We represent 1,000 member companies and over 114,000 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 energy event, the AWEA WINDPOWER Conference & Exhibition, next in Denver, June 1-4, 2020. WINDPOWER 2020 will be housed within CLEANPOWER, the new exhibition hub for utility-scale renewable energy, bringing together wind power, solar power, and energy storage industries. 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 and LinkedIn.