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AWEA State Wind Energy Forum – Virginia
According to data from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Virginia’s onshore wind potential at 80 meters hub height is 1,800 megawatts. Virginia’s offshore wind potential is more than18,000 megawatts at 90 meters. But to date Virginia has no installed capacity.
To explore this issue further and to facilitate public dialogue, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) is hosting the AWEA State Wind Energy Forum – Virginia in collaboration with partners and colleagues in the state. You’ll learn about the benefits and challenges of Virginia’s potential for land-based and offshore wind industry from state policy, industry, government, and other thought leaders, as well as experts on national, regional, and state wind markets; grid integration; wildlife impacts and mitigation; economics; local economic development benefits; and water and air impacts.
You’ll also hear from wind stakeholders, including private and public utilities, county commissioners, agricultural organizations, and landowners. The lunch session will feature a special twist: an expert at each table will lead a discussion on a hot topic, allowing attendees an opportunity for in-depth Q&A.
Who should attend? If you’re a wind energy professional looking to expand into this geographic region — or if you’re a landowner or other resident who can benefit from wind energy growth — then you should be in attendance.