- Large-scale economic development
- Major manufacturing opportunities
- Well-paying, local jobs
- Stable-priced energy with no emissions
The Coalition’s Utility Advisory Group (UAG) has representation from major utilities in the region. The UAG will provide input into Coalition activities and discuss options for advancing the coastal and offshore wind industry that focus on delivering net benefits to utility shareholders, citizens/ratepayers, and the wind industry. more>>
The Southeast is home to a highly skilled manufacturing and maritime workforce and employs thousands of people in the land-based wind industry, despite having no utility-scale wind energy facilities. One of the Coalition’s early efforts will be a Supply Chain Asset Mapping Project, which will involve a comprehensive review and summary of existing wind industry supply chain assets in the region. more>>
Economic development benefits are a key policy driver for coastal and offshore wind energy. The Coalition intends to convene an Economic Development Advisory Group (EDAG) comprised of representatives from state commerce departments and other economic development groups to explore areas of potential collaboration for attracting additional wind industry supply chain companies. We won’t eliminate interstate competition, but by collaborating together where possible, states can attract and then compete over a “bigger pie”, which benefits everyone. more>>
We are excited to be kicking off the implementation of our strategic plan, beginning our supply chain asset mapping work, engaging with our utility partners, and exploring ways to create net economic benefits through coastal and offshore wind energy in the Southeast.
We welcome you to join us.