ATLANTA, JUNE 7, 2012- Windustry was honored at the 11th Annual All-States Summit at the Georgia Tech Research Institute Conference Center in Atlanta on June 7, 2012, receiving Wind Powering America's Midwestern Regional Wind Leadership Award.
Created in 2004, the award was given to Windustry in honor of the Minneapolis-based organization’s support of community wind development and the Community Wind across America conference series.
“We are surprised and honored to receive this recognition,” said Windustry executive director Lisa Daniels, who accepted the award on behalf of the Windustry staff and board. “The Windustry team worked intensely on the Community Wind Across America series to help grow the market and increase visibility and awareness of community and small wind in many regions of the US.”
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: Midwestern Regional Leadership Award, Windustry; Outstanding Wind Working Group, Georgia Wind Working Group; Outstanding Leadership in Education, Gwen Andersen of St. Francis University; Outstanding Wind Powering America Partner, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy; Larry Flowers Outstanding Leadership Award, Mackinaw Power and the Gratiot Community Wind Project; Outstanding Young Advocate Award, Karin Wadsack of Northern Arizona University; Small Wind Leadership Award, Brett Pingree; Western Regional Leadership Award, Western Interstate Energy Board; Eastern Regional Leadership Award, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center; Lifetime Achievement Award, Dwight Bailey of the U.S. Department of Energy and National Energy Technology Laboratory.
Wind Powering America is a nation-wide initiative of the U.S. Department of Energy’s program that is committed to increasing wind energy use and development in the United States. For more information, go to http://www.windpoweringamerica.gov/.