Wind Energy Economic Opportunities Forum

Guest Blog | April 20, 2012 | Press Releases

North Charleston, S.C. – The public is invited to attend “Growing South Carolina Wind: Expanding Supply Chain in the Palmetto State,” an engaging program about expanding South Carolina’s role in the wind energy industry. South Carolina is one of the leading states in wind energy manufacturing already, but new opportunities for businesses are abundant and emerging, particularly as the possibility of American offshore wind energy installations increases. Panelists representing business and economic interests as well as academics and wind energy experts will provide an overview of what wind energy as an economic driver means to the state and how to increase our involvement in the wind market.

Following a series of brief presentations, panelists will take questions from audience members. This forum is hosted by the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy in partnership with the South Carolina Energy Office as part of a series of public forums funded by a U.S. Department of Energy grant. WHEN: Wednesday, April 25, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. An informal meet and greet with the panelists will take place from 5:00 – 5:30 and presentations and Q & A will take place from 5:30 – 7:00. WHAT: A public forum on wind energy to inform business interests, economic developers, and the public about wind energy resources off of South Carolina’s coast and related economic development potential. WHO:
Dr. Nicholas Rigas, Clemson University Wind Turbine Drivetrain Testing Facility
Jeff Anthony, American Wind Energy Association
Merle Johnson, Charleston Regional Development Alliance
Moderated by Chris Carnevale, Southern Alliance for Clean EnergyCOST: FREE WHERE: North Charleston City Hall Council Chambers, 2500 City Hall Lane, North Charleston, 29406 # # # Southern Alliance for Clean Energy is a not-for-profit, non partisan organization working to promote responsible energy choices that solve global warming problems and ensure clean, safe, healthy communities throughout the Southeast.

The South Carolina Energy Office (SCEO) provides a broad range of resources designed to help citizens, businesses and public entities saveenergy and money. In recent years, the SCEO has helped save South Carolina over $250 million through public and private energy-saving measures and new energy technologies. The SCEO is a unit of the South Carolina Budget and Control Board.