An open house Friday at Mesalands Community College's North American Wind Research and Training Center drew students, national wind energy industry leaders and elected officials to commemorate American Wind Week.
The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) sponsored the open house as one of a series of events commemorating American Wind Week at different locations across the U.S., including Cleveland, Ohio; Orlando, Florida: and Portland, Oregon.
A ribbon-cutting for a new wind energy development in Grady was another wind energy week event.
Participants toured the wind energy center and got a glimpse of the Mesalands wind turbine's interior at ground level after gathering to hear talks by wind training center leaders, local and regional elected officials and new Mesalands president John Groesbeck. They also viewed video programs produced by the American Wind Energy Association that featured the wind turbine generator at Mesalands and several "wind farms" in eastern New Mexico.
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