WINDPOWER 2012 showcasing the Southeast’s wind potential

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA)  is showing its support for the Southeast by hosting WINDPOWER 2012 in Atlanta.   The conference began Sunday, June 3rd and will end on June 6th.  Attendees will learn how wind energy is changing the south, creating jobs, and adding a source of competitive energy for America.


The following speakers from North Carolina will present during the conference:

  • Brian O’Hara, President of the NC Offshore Wind Coalition, will discuss offshore wind in the Southeast during a session titled “Offshore Wind: Realizing Viable Projects in the U.S. — Wednesday, June 6th, 8:30am-10am


  • Henry Campen, Partner at Parker Poe, will moderate a session titled “Bringing Wind Energy to the Southeast” – Dave Groberg, Vice President at Invenergy, will provide a developer’s perspective on wind developments in the Southeast during this session (Invenergy has received Utilities Commission approval for the 80 MW Pantego project in Beaufort County)


  • Jen Banks will present on the wind industry supply chain assets in NC during a session titled “The Role of Wind Power in Economic Development and Jobs Creation” — Tuesday, June 5th, 3:30-5pm


 Manufacturing The Future – A Video by AWEA highlights the Southeast

Three workers who manufacture components for the wind energy industry explain how the WINDPOWER 2012 conference in Atlanta will be a homecoming for the industry.


Lean more about the conference and the wind industry at WINDPOWER 2012