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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:

U.S. Department of Energy six Wind Energy Regional Resource CentersEnlarge image

U.S. map of the six Wind Energy Regional Resource Centers.

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.