American wind power announces 2016 results from Minnesota’s capitol

13 Apr 2017

Executives representing wind power, now the largest source of U.S. renewable energy capacity, will publically release the 2016 U.S. Wind Industry Annual Market Report at the Minnesota State Capitol. New data will highlight economic growth related to wind power in Minnesota, the upper Midwest, and across the country.

A press event will take place at the state’s capitol, as Minnesota and the upper Midwest continue to stand out as national leaders for wind energy. There will be a Q&A period for members of the media and opportunity to meet Minnesotans working in the wind industry.

When: WEDNESDAY, April 19, starting at 10:00 a.m. CT; guests please arrive at 9:45 a.m. so the event may begin promptly.

A livestream will be available on AWEA’s Facebook page for those unable to attend in person.

What: Release of AWEA 2016 U.S. Wind Industry Annual Market Report. Leaders from the national wind industry and Minnesota companies will highlight how wind power grew in 2016, contributing to job growth and private investment.

Who: Event speakers to include:

·         Ben Fowke, CEO, Xcel Energy;

·         Chris Brown, President, Vestas Americas;

·         Tom Kiernan, CEO, American Wind Energy Association;

·         Moderator: Doug Fredrickson, Vice President, Blattner Energy;

Where: Room 181 of the State Office Building, 100 Rev Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, St. Paul, MN 55155

RSVP: Credentialed members of the media should contact, (202) 431-4640 for details and to RSVP.