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Success Stories Archives - 2012

Here you will find archives of Wind Powering America success stories from 2012.

December 17, 2012

Colorado's Huerfano County Welcomes Wind Energy Development: A Wind Powering America Success Story

The 29-MW project consists of 16 Vestas wind turbines that were manufactured in Colorado. County officials say the project will provide Huerfano County with $80,000 to $120,000 annually in tax revenue, which will help the county tax base.

November 19, 2012

Workshop Explores Information's Role in Wind Project Siting: A Wind Powering America Success Story

The New England Wind Forum and New England Wind Energy Education Project hosted a one-day workshop focusing on the role of information on issues impacting public acceptance in the appropriate siting of wind power in New England.

October 22, 2012

Virginia to Complete Two More Wind for Schools Turbine Installations: A Wind Powering America Success Story

Funding mechanisms and the permitting process for each project are described.

September 25, 2012

DOE Wind Program Funds University of Wisconsin-Madison Wind Workforce Development Efforts: A Wind Powering America Success Story

The University of Wisconsin-Madison was awarded an Energy Department workforce development grant in July 2010 to develop a series of continuing education short courses focused on civil design and construction for wind energy power plants.

August 16, 2012

Gemini Energy Services Expands Its Workforce by Hiring Military Veterans: A Wind Powering America Success Story

In July 2010, the Energy Department awarded a workforce development grant to San Diego-based Gemini Energy Services to create a training curriculum tailored to military veterans to transition their military skill sets into technical careers in the wind industry.

July 30, 2012

Native American Schools in Arizona to Install Wind Turbines: A Wind Powering America Success Story

The Arizona Renewable Energy Investment Fund received $5 million in funds following the expansion of the Springerville Generating Station coal plant to support projects that reduce pollution and benefit Native American communities in Arizona and northwestern New Mexico.

June 27, 2012

Wind Powering America Hosts 11th Annual All-States Summit

The Summit provides state Wind Working Groups, state energy officials, U.S. Energy Department and national laboratory representatives, and professional and institutional partners an opportunity to review successes, opportunities, and challenges for wind energy and plan future collaboration.

June 05, 2012

City of Tybee Island Adopts Local Resolution in Support of Wind Development, a First in Georgia: A Wind Powering America Success Story

The resolution encourages educational institutions and wind energy developers to train and utilize the local workforce and human resources of the Tybee area. It also promotes open dialog among local stakeholders, wind developers, and manufacturers.

May 08, 2012

Colorado's Wind for Schools Project Receives Wirth Chair Award: A Wind Powering America Success Story

On April 25, Colorado's Wind for Schools project was honored with a Wirth Chair Award for its work in integrating wind energy into classrooms throughout the state.

April 10, 2012

Nebraska Utilizes a Supplemental Environmental Program to Fund Wind for Schools Turbines: A Wind Powering America Success Story

The Nebraska Wind for Schools project team has 24 turbine installations in various stages of development. Twelve of these installations were funded through grant funds from the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality's Supplemental Environmental Program.

March 08, 2012

DOE Funds Consensus Building Institute to Host Facilitating Wind Energy Siting Workshop: A Wind Powering America Success Story

The event was a culmination of work that began in 2009 when the group received $99,785 in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) under a competitive funding opportunity announcement to address market and deployment challenges identified in DOE's 2008 report "20% Wind Energy by 2030."

February 14, 2012

North Carolina Installs Nine Wind for Schools Projects in 2011: A Wind Powering America Success Story

The achievement can be attributed to the group's preliminary work preparing for the multiple installations, which was rewarded when funding was received late in the year.

January 17, 2012

Wind Powering America Hosts Fifth Annual Wind for Schools Summit: A Wind Powering America Success Story

The Summit identifies consistent concerns, which in turn allows Wind Powering America to target its technical support better in the future.