- Published: 24 July 2018 24 July 2018
The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has hired Jennifer Jenkins to lead efforts expanding the US market for distributed wind power. Jenkins is the former founding Executive Director of the Distributed Wind Energy Association (DWEA) and comes to AWEA with over ten years’ experience in the industry.
Distributed wind capacity in the USA reached 1GW in 2017, providing electricity to homes, farms, businesses, and communities in all 50 states. The distributed wind industry is growing at a healthy rate and business prospects are improving. Economic potential in states like Colorado, Minnesota, and New York are reported to be over 3GW, collectively, according to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.