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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 1 Fundamentals of Wind Energy A Homegrown Resource • Domestic energy source • Inexhaustible supply • Fuel is free • Cost-competitive • Helps to lower electricity costs 2 An Abundant Resource • U.S. Department of Energy: p “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 3 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 a 4 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 5 Wind & Oklahoma A A A A A A A A A Oklahoma’s Incredible Wind Resource 6 Wind Farms and Manufacturing Facilities • Blue indicates counties with installed wind capacity • Green indicates major wind manufacturing facilities •A A A Green Power Superhighways Expand wind energy from 12 GW to 400 GW for $60 billion of transmission 7 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 8 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 9 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 10 Thanks Oklahoma! See you in Dallas in May at Windpower! More information : www.awea.org | 202-383-2500 | firstname.lastname@example.org www.windpowerexpo.org 11
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