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Regional Resource Centers

On March 11, 2014, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced six Wind Energy Regional Resource Centers that were selected through a competitive process administered by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The resource centers and their operators are:

Working closely with DOE and NREL's broader outreach and education programs, these Regional Resource Centers will:

  • Provide accurate, impartial information about challenges facing wind deployment in their regions to aid in efforts to overcome or mitigate these challenges
  • Use best practices in education and outreach to deliver this information to create an educated stakeholder community
  • Work with decision-makers to ensure they have the tools to make informed decisions about wind energy projects and related policies in their jurisdictions.

In addition to supporting fact-based decision making and increasing wind energy literacy across the entire nation, DOE is advancing a regional approach in recognition that deployment opportunities, concerns, and information needs vary across the country. Partnerships among regional organizations have a unique and critical role to play in meeting these needs.

U.S. Department of Energy six Wind Energy Regional Resource Centers