Southeastern Wind Coalition

Southeastern Wind Coalition We advance the wind industry in ways that result in net economic benefits to industry, utilities, ratepayers, and citizens of the Southeast.
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The Southeastern states are extremely well-positioned to be long-term leaders in the wind industry, but we need regional focus and leadership to achieve that potential.  The region has some compelling competitive advantages that are currently not well understood. SEWC works to highlight these competitive advantages and improve the general understanding of the costs and benefits for land-based and offshore wind to leaders in the region.

The Southeastern states are extremely well-positioned to be long-term leaders in the wind industry, but we need regional focus and leadership to achieve that potential.  The region has some compelling competitive advantages that are currently not well understood. SEWC works to highlight these competitive advantages and improve the general understanding of the costs and benefits for land-based and offshore wind to leaders in the region.

Mission: The mission of the Southeastern Wind Coalition is to advance the wind industry in ways that result in net economic benefits to industry, utilities, ratepayers, and citizens of the Southeast.

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Check out the work of one of our interns, Julianna Schroeger! Juli is getting her Master of Environmental Management fro...
10/12/2020
Offshore Wind in North Carolina

Check out the work of one of our interns, Julianna Schroeger! Juli is getting her Master of Environmental Management from the Duke University-Nicholas School of the Environment and has created this interactive tool to engage stakeholders in North Carolina's offshore wind industry. We hope this tool will spark conversation on the possibilities offshore wind presents for North Carolina and encourage broader participation as clean energy projects move forward in the state. Follow the link below to learn about North Carolina's emerging offshore wind industry:
https://lnkd.in/dCV7aKW

Attention high school and college students!!! American Wind Energy Association (AWEA)'s upcoming Offshore WINDPOWER 2020...
10/08/2020
AWEA Offshore WINDPOWER Conference

Attention high school and college students!!!
American Wind Energy Association (AWEA)'s upcoming Offshore WINDPOWER 2020 Virtual Summit (Oct. 13-14) is now FREE to attend for all full-time high school, college, university, and Merchant Marine Academy students! Register @ http://offshorewindexpo.org and select "student"

Join us in online for the AWEA Offshore WINDPOWER Virtual Summit. A timely and relevant educational program, and top-notch networking of wind energy professionals and more.

10/02/2020

Want to find more wind energy manufacturers in the southeast? Check out our supply chain map to see just how expansive the industry's manufacturing footprint is in our region, and why we are well-positioned to support cost-effective land-based & offshore wind development. Happy #MFGDay20!
https://bit.ly/2SnmInw

Southeast wind manufacturer highlight: The Timken Company! Timken applies its 100+ years of combined materials, power tr...
10/02/2020

Southeast wind manufacturer highlight: The Timken Company! Timken applies its 100+ years of combined materials, power transmission and friction management knowledge to bring strong, innovative, longer-lasting bearings solutions to the wind industry. The company's Tyger River Plant in Union, SC staffs 270 full-time employees.
#MFGDay20

Southeast wind manufacturer highlight: Molded Fiber Glass Alabama! A leading supplier of composites for wind turbine nac...
10/02/2020

Southeast wind manufacturer highlight: Molded Fiber Glass Alabama! A leading supplier of composites for wind turbine nacelles, Molded Fiber Glass Companies (MFG) employs 150 full-time staff at two manufacturing facilities in Opp, Alabama.
#MFGDay20

Southeast wind manufacturer highlight: SAERTEX GmbH & Co. KG! Saertex is a market leader in technical textiles. The comp...
10/02/2020

Southeast wind manufacturer highlight: SAERTEX GmbH & Co. KG! Saertex is a market leader in technical textiles. The company employs 1,400 people at 15 manufacturing facilities, including their Huntersville, NC plant which produces non-crimp fabrics for wind turbine blades. #MFGDay20

Southeast wind manufacturer highlight: Nexans! Nexans is a worldwide leader in both the onshore and offshore cable indus...
10/02/2020

Southeast wind manufacturer highlight: Nexans! Nexans is a worldwide leader in both the onshore and offshore cable industry, with the company's Goose Creek plant in Charleston, SC being the first and only high-voltage subsea cable manufacturing facility in the country. #MFGDay20

Southeast wind manufacturer highlight: GE Renewable Energy! GE is the largest turbine supplier in the country, and emplo...
10/02/2020

Southeast wind manufacturer highlight: GE Renewable Energy! GE is the largest turbine supplier in the country, and employs over 600 people at the company's nacelle component plant in Pensacola, FL #MFGDay20

Exciting news to start of #NationalManufacturingDay - Edison Chouest Offshore is partnering with Ørsted U.S. and Eversou...
10/02/2020
ECO | Press Release | Windfarm Service Operation Vessel

Exciting news to start of #NationalManufacturingDay - Edison Chouest Offshore is partnering with Ørsted U.S. and Eversource Energy, and will be fabricating the first-ever Jones Act-compliant Service Operations Vessel (SOV). The SOV will be built at a combination of Edison Chouest's shipyards in Florida, Mississippi and Louisiana, creating well over 300 new construction jobs. #MFGDay20
https://bit.ly/33mNZfP

ECO Affiliate Executes Agreement with Ørsted and Eversource for Provision of the First U.S. Jones Act Compliant Windfarm Service Operation Vessel.

10/02/2020

The southeast is home to nearly 1/5th of the domestic wind energy supply chain, which is why we are excited to celebrate #NationalManufacturingDay today! Follow along with us as we spotlight a few of the companies here in the southeast that contribute much to the wind industry, and their local economy.

Join us on Oct 13-14th for an exciting opportunity to learn from experts & developers about the critical role that wind ...
09/30/2020

Join us on Oct 13-14th for an exciting opportunity to learn from experts & developers about the critical role that wind energy is playing in economic recovery, and so much more! Register for
American Wind Energy Association (AWEA)'s Offshore WINDPOWER Virtual Summit today!
http://bit.ly/3hRAtpF

#offshorewind "could create up to 5,200 jobs in Virginia (with a majority in Hampton Roads) and an estimated $740 millio...
09/30/2020
Va. offshore wind industry could create 5.2K jobs, study finds | Virginia Business

#offshorewind "could create up to 5,200 jobs in Virginia (with a majority in Hampton Roads) and an estimated $740 million in total economic activity during the next several years"

The offshore wind industry could create up to 5,200 jobs in Virginia (with a majority in Hampton Roads) and an estimated $740 million in total economic activity during the next several years, according to an economic impact analysis conducted by Henrico County-based Mangum Economics and released Tue...

Apex Clean Energy
09/28/2020
Apex Clean Energy

Apex Clean Energy

Beyond the environmental and economic benefits of clean energy, the transition to renewable generation will build national security in the long term by reducing U.S. reliance on foreign fuel.

To close out #NCEW20, we'd like to highlight clean energy as a catalyst for job creation and economic development! Offsh...
09/25/2020
National Clean Energy Week: Push for Virginia to become ‘job creator’ and ‘energy exporter’

To close out #NCEW20, we'd like to highlight clean energy as a catalyst for job creation and economic development! Offshore wind alone has 74 different occupations, providing additional opportunities for employment in these difficult times.

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — An organizer of National Clean Energy Week celebrations is shifting focus to bringing more clean energy jobs to the Commonwealth. There are more than 90,000 jobs in the …

“American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) research found developing 30 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind could deliver up t...
09/24/2020
American Offshore Wind: Revitalizing Local Communities

“American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) research found developing 30 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind could deliver up to $25 billion per year in new economic activity and support up to 83,000 new, well-paying jobs by 2030.” #NCEW20

The burgeoning U.S. offshore wind industry can serve as a catalyst to bring manufacturing back to American communities and revitalize local economies.

The economic development potential that comes with offshore wind is astounding. In North Carolina, we could see $1 billi...
09/23/2020

The economic development potential that comes with offshore wind is astounding. In North Carolina, we could see $1 billion to $5 billion invested in our state from a 2,000 MW project. #NCEW20

Offshore wind has the potential to transform our state’s economy. Let’s make sure North Carolina doesn’t miss out on the...
09/22/2020

Offshore wind has the potential to transform our state’s economy. Let’s make sure North Carolina doesn’t miss out on the opportunity to expand wind energy developments. #NCEW20

Join us Sep 30-Oct 2 for an exciting opportunity to learn about community acceptance, public engagement, habitat conserv...
09/21/2020

Join us Sep 30-Oct 2 for an exciting opportunity to learn about community acceptance, public engagement, habitat conservation, and more during American Wind Energy Association (AWEA)'s Wind Project Siting & Environmental Compliance Virtual Summit! https://t.co/HO4N2yPfQY?amp=1

09/21/2020
www.governor.virginia.gov

Thank you Governor of Virginia for recognizing Sept. 21 - 25 as clean energy week in Virginia. #NCEW20 Read the full proclamation:

"The University of Tennessee is developing a technology that would enable the recycling of wind turbine blades into new ...
09/16/2020
University of Tennessee developing technology to recycle wind turbine blades - Daily Energy Insider

"The University of Tennessee is developing a technology that would enable the recycling of wind turbine blades into new recycled composites". Read about this exciting project by clicking the link below!

The University of Tennessee is developing a technology that would enable the recycling of wind turbine blades into new recycled composites. This new technology recovers the glass fiber from reinforced polymer composites while limiting mechanical ... Read More »

SEWC's President, Katharine Kollins, discusses the role of wind power in diversifying carbon-free resources, following D...
09/16/2020
Duke Energy Plans to Add Wind Power to Cut Carbon Emissions

SEWC's President, Katharine Kollins, discusses the role of wind power in diversifying carbon-free resources, following Duke Energy's inclusion of wind in the company's 2020 IRP

RALEIGH, N.C. -- For the first time, Duke Energy is including wind power in its Integrated Resource Plan, an outline of how the state's largest utility plans to meet energy demand for the next 15 years. As one of a handful of proposed pathways to cut carbon emissions in half in the next decade, Duke...

Interested in keeping up with North Carolina Department of Commerce's offshore wind supply chain & infrastructure assess...
09/15/2020
NC Commerce: Offshore Wind Industry

Interested in keeping up with North Carolina Department of Commerce's offshore wind supply chain & infrastructure assessments? Head to their new offshore wind page and complete the contact form!
https://bit.ly/35RfEHN

Offshore wind energy development is a key priority for North Carolina. With the second-highest offshore wind net technical energy potential in the United States, North Carolina is well-positioned to participate in this rapidly growing global industry. Applying the best practices and lessons learned....

If you missed our recent webinar in partnership with Chambers for Innovation and Clean Energy, "The $100 Billion Offshor...
09/04/2020
The $100 Billion Offshore Wind Industry: The Economic Opportunity for North Carolina

If you missed our recent webinar in partnership with Chambers for Innovation and Clean Energy, "The $100 Billion Offshore Wind Industry: The Economic Opportunity for North Carolina", click the link below!
Nucor Steel The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina
https://vimeo.com/453650431

With $100 Billion in economic investment and 80,000 jobs in play with the US offshore wind industry, what is the opportunity for North Carolina? As the state’s…

We are excited to see the integral role wind energy can play in contributing to a diverse, clean and reliable energy por...
09/02/2020
Duke Energy presents options to further accelerate carbon reduction in Carolinas

We are excited to see the integral role wind energy can play in contributing to a diverse, clean and reliable energy portfolio for the Carolinas, demonstrated so clearly in some of the portfolios included in Duke Energy's long-term plans. While the development of wind in the Carolinas will require changes in policy and infrastructure investments, Duke's IRP provides a potential pathway for the Carolinas to enter this unparalleled economic opportunity, while providing clean energy to customers.
https://bit.ly/3bjrN8M

Duke Energy Carolinas and Duke Energy Progress today filed their 2020 Integrated Resource Plans, based in part on extensive input from more than 200 customer and stakeholder participants.

Join us TODAY to hear experts from The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina, Nucor Corporation, and BVG As...
08/31/2020

Join us TODAY to hear experts from The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina, Nucor Corporation, and BVG Associates discuss the economic development benefits of offshore wind in North Carolina!

Don't miss our webinar THIS MONDAY 8/31 in partnership with Chambers for Innovation and Clean Energy to hear from industry experts on North Carolina's potential to secure part of the burgeoning $100 billion offshore wind industry!
https://bit.ly/2EvX3FK

Don't miss our webinar THIS MONDAY 8/31 in partnership with Chambers for Innovation and Clean Energy to hear from indust...
08/27/2020

Don't miss our webinar THIS MONDAY 8/31 in partnership with Chambers for Innovation and Clean Energy to hear from industry experts on North Carolina's potential to secure part of the burgeoning $100 billion offshore wind industry!
https://bit.ly/2EvX3FK

08/25/2020
American Wind Energy Association (AWEA)

American Wind Energy Association (AWEA)

More than 26,000 Americans work at the more than 530 wind-related #manufacturing facilities across the U.S. These vital workers make wind turbine components like blades & nacelles and internal components like bearings & fasteners. #MadeInUSA #jobs

Led by solar and wind, North Carolina in 2019 employed the 9th most renewable energy workers in the country. Wind energy...
08/21/2020
Report: Clean Energy Employed 113,000 in North Carolina

Led by solar and wind, North Carolina in 2019 employed the 9th most renewable energy workers in the country. Wind energy jobs in N.C. grew 16% in 2019 alone.

Read the entire report from NC Sustainable Energy Association & E2 - Environmental Entrepreneurs to learn more about how this sector will be critical in building back North Carolina's economy.
https://bit.ly/32gQdvt

Heading into 2020, nearly 113,000 North Carolinians worked in clean energy sectors including isolar, wind, energy efficiency, grid modernization, energy storage, and clean vehicles, according to the new report Clean Jobs North Carolina 2020.

If you missed yesterday's webinar, "Offshore Wind 101: North Carolina - Expert Q&A" you can find the recording through t...
08/21/2020
Offshore Wind 101: North Carolina - Expert Q&A

If you missed yesterday's webinar, "Offshore Wind 101: North Carolina - Expert Q&A" you can find the recording through the link below:
https://vimeo.com/450079751

A follow up to our webinar last month, join us for this Q&A-only opportunity to ask industry experts your questions on industry trends, the development process,…

08/18/2020
Governor of Virginia

The #VCEA: creating jobs, boosting local economies, lowering power bills - all while reducing carbon emissions and helping create a more just and equitable energy system for all Virginians. #CleanEnergy

I'm ceremonially signing the Virginia Clean Economy Act and other landmark legislation to drive new investments in renewable energy across the Commonwealth.

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SE Wind Coalition P.O. Box 27992
Raleigh, NC
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The Southeastern Wind Coalition focuses on education and outreach to advance the wind industry in the Southeast. We take an objective, data-driven, and business-focused approach to understanding and communicating the economic case for wind energy in the Southeast.

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