DOE Announces Regional Approach to Wind Energy Information

June 16, 2014 By Karen Henry

enery-gov-mapThe U.S. Department of Energy kicked off a collaborative partnership between its new WINDExchange initiative and six supporting Regional Resource Centers (RRCs). The partnership, launched is designed to provide high-quality information to support decision-making regarding wind energy.

The new WINDExchange initiative and website will provide fact-based informational resources about the costs and benefits of wind power, technical assistance and guidance for simplifying the deployment process and public access to educational resources. Through its website, WINDExchange provides wind resource maps, bi-monthly e-newsletters, webinars, podcasts, databases, economic development studies, fact sheets, the Wind for Schools Portal and a Small Wind Guidebook.

The six RRCs will serve their regions as wind energy information centers, supporting WINDExchange’s efforts and working collaboratively with local organizations to engage diverse stakeholder groups. Their geographically based focus will enable the RRCs to better understand and target the specific priorities and challenges relevant to their regions.

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