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Jobs and Economic Development Impacts: A WPA Webinar

August 17, 2011

This free webinar is part of the U.S. Department of Energy's Wind Powering America 2011 webinar series. Suzanne Tegen, senior energy analyst at DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), led a discussion on the economic effects of new wind generation for local communities. In addition to a review of the Jobs and Economic Development Impacts (JEDI) model, Eric Lantz of NREL discussed results from recent Wyoming work on wind transmission and natural gas and Peggy Beltrone, Exergy Integrated Systems, discussed how Montana counties have been quantifying wind project impacts using JEDI.


  • Suzanne Tegen, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Eric Lantz, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Peggy Beltrone, Exergy Integrated Systems

Audio and text versions of the webinar are available (WMV 14.5 MB) Download Windows Media Player. Time: 00:55:54. Text Version (PDF 168 KB) Download Adobe Reader.

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—Julie Jones