The Northeast Wind Resource Center, in partnership with Clean Energy Group, E2Tech, and the Maine Ocean and Wind Industry Initiative, is hosting a forum to discuss onshore and offshore wind power on a national, regional, and state level. Nationwide, wind energy’s share of power capacity additions last year was 41%. It generated about 5% of U.S. electricity in 2016, more than all renewable sources other than hydropower.
Wind energy also provides more than 100,000 jobs in the U.S. across fields such as development, construction, transportation, manufacturing, operations, and services. In Maine, wind energy generated 1,273 GWh in 2015, more than half of the total wind power produced in New England. With new technology and innovation, wind power is becoming increasingly efficient and more locations are becoming accessible.
But what do these trends mean for Maine and for the role of wind in the state’s future energy mix? Please join us for a market and policy discussion with leading experts on wind energy!
This event is free and open to the public, but please register in advance. Speakers will be announced shortly.