Wind Energy Links
These links are divided into categories for your convenience:
NewWind Energy - NewWind Energy is a brand of Community Energy, which put together the first commercial wind plant in Pennsylvania and sold the output almost immediately. Now, NewWind Energy is devoted to marketing wind power in the Mid-Atlantic region and New York.
Green Mountain Energy - Green Mountain is the largest retailer of environmentally preferred energy generated from wind, solar, hydro and natural gas sources. The Austin, Texas-based company provides residential customers in Connecticut, California, Pennsylvania and New Jersey with cleaner electricity.
Energy Cooperative - a co-op electricity provider supplying members throughout southeastern Pennsylvania with 100% renewable energy.
American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) - The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) promotes wind energy as a clean source of electricity for consumers around the world.
Power Scorecard - Power Scorecard helps electricity consumers 'grade' the environmental impact of electricity products. The Power Scorecard rates electricity products on a scale ranging from excellent to poor.
Green-e - The Green-e logo is a way for customers to easily identify "green" electricity products. The project is the nation's first voluntary certification and verification program for "green" electricity products.
National Wind Coordinating Committee (NWCC) - A U.S. consensus-based collaborative formed in 1994, the NWCC identifies issues that affect the use of wind power, establishes dialogue among key stakeholders, and catalyzes appropriate activities to support the development of an environmentally, economically, and politically sustainable commercial market for wind power.
U.S. Department of Energy Wind Powering America - Wind Powering America reflects a commitment to dramatically increase the use of wind energy in the United States. This initiative establishes new sources of income for American farmers, Native Americans, and other rural landowners, and helps meet the growing demand for clean sources of electricity.
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) - The U.S. Department of Energy's premier laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research, development and deployment.
Green Power Network - The clearinghouse for information on the electric power industry's green power efforts.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Guidance on avoiding and minimizing impacts on wildlife that could result from wind power development.
U.S. Government Accountability Office - A September, 2005 report discussing potential impacts of wind power on wildlife and the government's responsibilities to regulate wind power development and protect wildlife.
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) - The DEP is the agency responsible for administering the State's environmental laws and regulations. The DEP also promotes sound and sustainable energy policies for Pennsylvania and is a government advocate of wind energy.
Sustainable Development Fund - The Sustainable Development Fund promotes the use of renewable energy and advanced clean energy technologies in the PECO Energy service territory and is committed to wind energy in Pennsylvania.
Sustainable Energy Fund of Central Eastern Pennsylvania - The Sustainable Energy Fund is working to promote the use of renewable energy, clean energy technologies, and energy conservation among residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial customers in the PPL Electric Utilities service territory and beyond.
West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund - This fund seeks to increase the use of clean energy technologies throughout the service area of West Penn Power, with a particular emphasis on helping businesses that are interested in bringing new sustainable energy technologies to the marketplace.
Metropolitan Edison Sustainable Energy Fund Grant - Administered by the Berks County Community Foundation, this grant program supports projects that relate to renewable energy in the Metropolitan Edison service region.
Penelec Sustainable Energy Fund - This sustainable energy fund has a variety of goals including promoting development and use of renewable energy and clean energy technologies, energy conservation, sustainable energy businesses, and environmental improvement projects.
FPL Energy - Operates five wind farms in Pennsylvania - Waymart, Meyersdale, Mill Run, Somerset, and Green Mountain, and is the largest owner/operator of wind facilities in the United States.
U.S. Wind Force - US Wind Force is a privately held developer of renewable energy projects active in the mid-Atlantic region and one of the fastest growing wind energy developer in the United States.
Zilkha Renewable Energy - Zilhka is a renewable energy company with an international portfolio. Together with Atlantic Renewables, they helped develop the Pennsylvania wind farms at Mill Run and in Somerset County.
GE Wind - GE Wind is a pioneer and leader in the power generation market and a fully integrated wind power company. The company designs and manufactures commercial size wind turbines in California, Germany and Spain ranging in size from 600 kilowatts to 1.5 megawatts.
Nordex - Nordex is one of the world leaders in wind power.
Vestas - Manufacturer of wind generating machines. Vestas recently acquired NEG Micon, another of the world's leading suppliers of wind turbines.
Bergey - Bergey WindPower Company is the world’s leading supplier of small wind turbines, with installations in all 50 states and more than 90 countries.
Gamesa - A Spanish based energy company, which develops wind farms and manufactures turbines in Pennsylvania.
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