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U.S. Wind Industry On The Move American Wind Energy Association

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									      U.S. Wind Industry:
         On The Move


             Denise Bode
             Chief Executive Officer
         American Wind Energy Association




   American Wind Energy Association

Trade association for the wind energy industry
             Over 2,500 business members
                         www.awea.org
• Develops policies and conducts analysis to support
  wind industry growth
• Executes wind industry’s legislative agenda
• Promotes wind energy through advocacy,
  advertising and media relations
• Convenes conferences and workshops to educate
  the public and bring industry members together




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Fundamentals of Wind Energy




           A Homegrown Resource


• Domestic energy source
• Inexhaustible supply
• Fuel is free
• Cost-competitive
• Helps to lower electricity
  costs




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            An Abundant Resource

• U.S. Department of Energy:
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  “The U.S. possesses
  sufficient and affordable
  wind resources to obtain
  at least 20% of its
  electricity from wind by
  the year 2030.”




   Emits No Pollution and Uses No Water

 • Does not contribute to acid rain, smog, or
   toxic pollution
 • 20% wind would reduce carbon emissions
   by an amount equivalent to removing 140
   million vehicles from the road
 • 20% wind would cut electric sector water
   consumption by 17% in 2030




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                             Market Update




                       U.S. Wind Power Installations

                         Total Installations in 2009:
                                  5,800 MW
MW of Wind Installed




                                 US
                           Total U.S. Installations
                             through 3Q 2009:
                                 31,100 MW
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  Wind Manufacturing Facilities Across the U.S.
• 55 manufacturing facilities opened, expanded or
  announced in 2008
• Wind industry now employs 85,000 in U.S.




    Federal Policies to Grow Wind Power
• Recovery Act provided a lifeline to the wind
  industry during the financial crisis
   • Production Tax Credit Extension
   • Treasury Grant in Lieu of Investment Tax Credit
   • Manufacturing Tax Credit
• Congress working on comprehensive energy and
  climate legislation
   • National RES
   • Transmission provisions
   • Carbon regulations




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   Wind & Oklahoma
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Oklahoma’s Incredible Wind Resource




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            Wind Farms and Manufacturing Facilities




• Blue indicates
counties with installed
wind capacity

• Green indicates
major wind
manufacturing
facilities
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               Green Power Superhighways
               Expand wind energy from 12 GW to 400 GW
                     for $60 billion of transmission




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                       Significant Job Creation Potential
     • With 830 MW of wind power currently installed,
       Oklahoma has created hundreds of new jobs in
        operations and management and construction jobs
     • If Oklahoma expands its wind power to 15,000 MW,MW
       it may see 1:

        • 1,500 permanent operation and maintenance jobs
        • Close to 1000 new construction jobs added every
          year
          Great potential for jobs in the manufacturing
        • G    t t ti l f j b i th            f t i
          sector, now two manufacturers but with policy
          support for wind can grow like other major wind
          states

1   Joint Coordinated System Plan Study, 2009




    29 States Surrounding Oklahoma Have RES Policies




                                                            Mandatory RES
                                                            Voluntary
                                                            standard or goal




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              Comparison: Iowa
• Wind potential: 62,900 MW
• With a state RES, installed 3,043 MW
                                1,100
• Wind industry supported over 1 100
  construction jobs in 2008 alone
• Iowa has attracted 3 turbine manufacturers
  and suppliers, accounting for over 2,600 jobs
• According to GE, for every job they create
  making wind turbines it creates another 6
  jobs in supply chain manufacturing the 8,000
  component parts that comprise turbine and
  towers




          How Renewable Incentives
           Would Affect Oklahoma
• Create jobs and investment
• Spur economic growth
• Lower consumer energy costs
• Reduce emissions
• Enhance energy security




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           Sooner Survey Shows…

 • 91% support further development of wind
   farms for producing Oklahoma’s needed
   electricity
 • 67% favor a requirement that 20% of the
   nation’s electricity needs be met with wind
   power by the year 2025.
 • 72% are willing to pay more for wind
 • 62% support building larger transmission lines
   to tap Oklahoma’s wind potential and export
   electricity to other states




     Help Us Seize the Promise of Wind
• Wind power means
  • Growing the US and Oklahoma manufacturing
    base and American jobs
    Producing l       h        Okl h
  • P d i clean, homegrown Oklahoma energy
  • Helping America and Oklahoma take control of
    our energy future
• Urge state support for new wind
  manufacturing jobs through a renewable
  electricity target
• Contact our Oklahoma delegation– ask them
  to support more Oklahoma jobs through a
  national RES and strong transmission policy




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              Thanks Oklahoma!
    See you in Dallas in May at Windpower!
             More information :
www.awea.org | 202-383-2500 | windmail@awea.org




          www.windpowerexpo.org




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