SACE | Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
2012 Southeastern Coastal Wind Conference
Thursday March 8 10am – 5pm
Friday March 9 9:00am – 3pm
Register here: www.secoastalwind.org
The 2012 Southeastern Coastal Wind Conference is being hosted by dozens of stakeholders from Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia, to help educate industry leaders and decision makers about the costs, benefits, and policy options that will drive wind energy development in the region. The event, tagged “the East Coast Wind Energy Supply Chain Solution,” is an opportunity for industry leaders, policy makers, and developers to plan future of wind energy in region.
In 2008, the U.S. Department of Energy published a report on how to achieve 20% of the nation’s electrical supply from onshore and offshore wind power. In that report, DOE estimated that Georgia could supply up to 1,000 MW of onshore and offshore wind energy combined by 2030 (a single MW of wind capacity can generate enough electricity for up to 300 homes). Up to 20,000 manufacturing jobs could be created in Georgia from this scenario.
The event will highlight the many advantages of the Southeastern United States for wind energy, including:
• The largest offshore wind resource on the East Coast;
• Existing, low-cost supply chain infrastructure;
• Highly skilled, affordable labor; and,
• Strong electricity demand that continues to grow.