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Wind Powering America Team Presents 2012 Awards at All-States Summit

June 16, 2012

One of the highlights of the annual Wind Powering America All-States Summit is an awards presentation recognizing the accomplishments of peers. For the second year network stakeholders participated in an online survey to nominate individuals for awards. Team members at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the Energy Department reviewed the nominations and presented the following awards on June 7 in Atlanta:

  • Outstanding Wind Working Group: Georgia Wind Working Group for efforts to promote wind energy in Georgia and the Southeast, including support for the 2012 WINDPOWER Conference
  • Outstanding Leadership in Education: Gwen Andersen of St. Francis University for her efforts to spearhead the development of wind energy education
  • Outstanding Wind Powering America Partner: Southern Alliance for Clean Energy for efforts to support land-based and offshore wind energy development in the Southeast
  • Larry Flowers Outstanding Leadership Award: Mackinaw Power and the Gratiot Community Wind Project for demonstrating leadership in developing wind projects in harmony with the local community
  • Outstanding Young Advocate Award: Karin Wadsack of Northern Arizona University for her incredible energy and creativity in developing wind energy education across the state
  • Small Wind Leadership Award: Brett Pingree for his tireless efforts in support of the small and community wind industry
  • Western Regional Leadership Award: Western Interstate Energy Board for forward-thinking efforts to develop the Western Renewable Energy Zones and multi-state collaboration in transmission planning
  • Midwestern Regional Leadership Award: Windustry for supporting community wind development and the Community Wind across America conference series
  • Eastern Regional Leadership Award: Massachusetts Clean Energy Center for long-term, strong leadership in offshore and community-scale wind development
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Dwight Bailey for his tireless efforts in support of wind energy and regional networks.

—Julie Jones