Standout elected officials will be visiting wind farms and factories during American Wind Week. Do you have an event planned? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to add it to this webpage.
Wind week kick off
American Wind Week kicks off on Sunday, August 5, 2018.
Wind Champion Award: Rep. Mike Coffman
In recognition of his longstanding support of the wind industry, AWEA will be presenting Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO-06) with a Wind Champion Award. AWEA’s CEO, Tom Kiernan, will be presenting this award to the Congressman at Vestas Blades’s facility in Brighton, Colorado on August 2nd, 2018 at 2:00pm MST. AWEA’s Wind Champion Award program highlights extraordinary members of Congress that have been fierce advocates for the American wind industry.
Ribbon Cutting for Grady Wind in New Mexico
Elected officials and community leaders will celebrate the 221 megawatt Grady Wind facility groundbreaking in Grady, New Mexico, about 45 minutes north of Clovis. The project, developed by Pattern Energy, is planned to start commercial operations in the Spring of 2019.
Wind Champion Award: Rep. Earl Blumenauer
In recognition of his longstanding support of the wind industry, AWEA will be presenting Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) with a Wind Champion Award. This award will be presented to the Congressman at Avangrid’s facility in Portland, OR on August 7th, 2018. AWEA’s Wind Champion Award program highlights extraordinary members of Congress that have been fierce advocates for the American wind industry.
WINDPOWER Conference Announcement: Indianapolis, Indiana
On Wednesday, Aug. 8th at 10:30 a.m. at the Indianapolis Convention Center, Indiana Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch will announce that the WINDPOWER Conference and Exhibition will be held in Indianapolis in 2021. AWEA, Wind on the Wires, legislators and industry members will join together to celebrate.
American Wind Energy Education Day - Cuyahoga County Fair
For over 120 years, the Cuyahoga County Fair has been one of the best-attended events in Cleveland and the State of Ohio. At this year's fair, August 10th designated as American Wind Energy Education Day. On the fairgrounds, a 500 KW wind turbine provides clean electricity to power the fair, and the Energy Education Center teaches thousands of attendees about renewable energy each year. The turbine generates enough energy to cut $50,000 from the fair's $90,000 annual energy bill. Visit the fair on August 7 or 10 and visit the Energy Education Center to pick up a free "Wind Energy - I'm a Big Fan" t-shirt! (Free for the first 100 people).