Pennsylvania Wind Forum, October 14, Penn State Harrisburg

Dear Pennsylvania wind stakeholder:

According to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Pennsylvania has deployed 1,340 megawatts of wind energy, resulting in an estimated $1.5 billion of economic development over 20 years. But that’s less than 20% of Pennsylvania’s wind potential!

To explore the future of Pennsylvania’s wind energy opportunities and challenges, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), in collaboration with the Mid-Atlantic Renewable Energy Coalition, will host a Pennsylvania State Wind Energy Forum on October 14 in Harrisburg. You are cordially invited to attend. The program will:

  • Address a wide variety of Pennsylvania wind stakeholders’ questions about the current status of wind energy technology, markets, and impacts, as well as opportunities for future development
  • Include perspectives from utilities, wind developers, advocacy groups, wildlife specialists, researchers, and government officials
  • Allow attendees to engage with topical experts during a lunchtime session of 20 table topics and in-depth Q&A.

The agenda will feature:

    John Hanger, Pennsylvania Secretary of Planning and Policy
    Larry Schweiger, CEO, Penn Future
    Gladys Brown, Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission Chair
    Rob Gramlich, AWEA VP of Policy
    Brent Alderfer, CEO and co-founder of Community Energy
    Shawn Garvin, EPA Regional Administrator (invited)
    A host of other Pennsylvania and regional leaders.

The panelists will address national and regional markets, the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, wind-natural gas integration, Pennsylvania wind project case studies, and wind developer perspectives. Attendees will wrap up the day by discussing Pennsylvania’s wind futures.

Please go to www.awea.org/pennsylvania to see the agenda details and register for the Forum (which includes lunch and an evening reception). We look forward to seeing you at Penn State’s Harrisburg campus on October 14.

 

Larry Flowers
AWEA State Wind Forums facilitator