Wind Organizations

  • American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has advocated the development of wind energy as a reliable, environmentally superior energy alternative in the United States and around the world.
  • Montana Wind Applications Center (WAC) offers wind energy educational opportunities to students at Montana State University, supports wind-related outreach efforts throughout Montana, and assists the Montana Wind for Schools program. The WAC was created in 2008 with startup funding provided by the U.S. Department of Energy National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
  • National Wind Coordinating Committee (NWCC) identifies issues that affect the use of wind power, established dialogue among key stakeholders, and catalyzes appropriate activities to support the development of environmentally, economically, and politically sustainable commercial markets for wind power.
  • Utility Variable-Generation Integration Group (UVIG),┬ápreviously known as the Utility Wind Integration Group (UWIG), was established in 1989 to provide a forum for the critical analysis of wind technology for utility applications and to serve as a source of credible information on the status of wind technology and deployment. The group holds technical wind forums and engages in other technical program activities through the coordinated efforts and actions of its members. It operates in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy and its National Renewable Energy Laboratory, which provide co-funding for the group.
  • Windustry is a non-profit organization working to increase wind energy opportunities for rural landowners and communities by providing technical support and creating tools for analysis.