Pennsylvania State Wind Energy Forum coming to Penn State Harrisburg Oct. 14

According to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Pennsylvania has deployed 1,340 megawatts of wind energy, resulting in an estimated $1.5 billion in economic development over 20 years. But that’s less than 20 percent 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 Oct. 14 at Penn State Harrisburg.

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, including perspectives from utilities, wind developers, advocacy groups, wildlife specialists, researchers and government officials. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with topical experts during a lunchtime session of 20 table topics and an in-depth Q&A, including a session from Susan Stewart, a Penn State research associate in aerospace and architectural engineering.

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 visit www.awea.org/pennsylvania for additional details and to register for the forum, which includes lunch and an evening reception.

Last Updated September 17, 2015