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About WINDExchange

WINDExchange is the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Wind Program's platform for disseminating credible information about wind energy. WINDExchange stakeholder engagement and outreach activities are designed to enable well-informed decisions about the appropriate development of wind energy.

What We Do

WINDExchange provides information about wind energy that is fact-based, relevant, and actionable so that:

  • Individuals and communities can make informed decisions about the benefits and impacts of wind energy
  • Decision makers involved in wind energy planning and permitting are supported with current and credible information.

WINDExchange continues DOE's efforts to make high-quality information and outreach materials readily available, including:

In addition, WINDExchange aims to provide new tools to help stakeholders better understand wind energy and exchange best practices.

Why It Matters

Electricity from wind energy will stimulate and continue to revitalize the domestic economy by expanding domestic manufacturing; investing in infrastructure; and creating long-term, skilled jobs. Increased use of the nation's abundant wind resources for electric power generation will also help the United States diversify the country's energy supply, provide costā€competitive electricity, reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, and reduce water usage for power generation.

In the past decade, wind has become one of the fastest-growing sources of electricity generation in the United States. Wind turbine technologies and project costs have changed rapidly in recent years. Wind farm siting and technological improvements have reduced wind energy costs and impacts to neighbors and the environment. At the same time, the benefits of wind energy and diversity of possible applications have continued to increase. In light of the fact that wind energy is a relatively new and rapidly evolving technology, WINDExchange is focused on disseminating applicable information from DOE Wind Program research to those who need it, cultivating networks of regional partners to help support the effective transfer of information and receiving input about current wind energy development issues.

Who We Are

This page introduces the WINDExchange team and allows you to contact the Webmaster.