Board Level Members
Apex Clean Energy, Inc. is a leading U.S.-based developer of commercial wind and solar energy facilities in North America with comprehensive in-house capabilities that include management of project development, financing, construction and operations.
Avangrid Renewables, LLC is the second-largest wind operator in the U.S. and also operates more than 621 MW of gas-fired generation. Avangrid is the fourth largest utility company in the world by market cap and employs 33,000 people.
Dominion (NYSE: D) is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy. Dominion provides energy or products and services to more than 5 million customers in 14 states.
Duke Energy is the largest electric power holding company in the United States, supplying and delivering energy to approximately 7.2 million U.S. customers. They have approximately 57,700 megawatts of electric generating capacity in the Carolinas, the Midwest and Florida.
GE Renewable Energy, the most recent GE business created, combines one of the most diversified and comprehensive range of renewable power generation technologies, including renewable storage solutions, and among the broadest one-stop capabilities of any company in the industry.
RES Americas is one of the top renewable energy companies in North America. The RES Group of companies has constructed over 160 renewable energy projects with a total capacity of more than 9,000 megawatts (MW) around the world.
SAERTEX is a manufacturer of high-strength and lightweight technical fabrics used to make blades for wind turbines and other applications. The company's U.S. manufacturing plant is located in Huntersville, NC.
Specializing in energy, clean tech, and infrastructure, ScottMadden is a general management consulting firm that provides the right blend of industry knowledge, business focus and consulting experience to help your business succeed.
With 4.4 million customers and more than 43,000 megawatts of generating capacity, Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is the premier energy company serving the Southeast through its subsidiaries.
Coastal Carolina University is home to the Burroughs & Chapin Center for Marine & Wetland Studies, a leader in environmental and offshore research. The center has earned a national reputation for the scope and quality of its research and the innovative technical equipment it has developed.
With a production capacity that exceeds 27 million tons, Nucor is the largest producer of steel in the United States and the largest recycler in North America. Nucor supplies steel products for thousands of applications, including the wind energy industry.
Parker Poe is a business law firm located in the Southeast. From offices in North Carolina and South Carolina, its lawyers represent clients with operations in the Southeast and across the country. Parker Poe has represented several wind developers and serves as counsel for AWEA in North Carolina.
Pattern Development is a leader in developing renewable energy and transmission assets. With a long history in wind energy, Pattern Development’s highly-experienced team has developed, financed and placed into operation more than 4,500 MW of wind and solar power projects.
Santee Cooper is South Carolina's state-owned electric and water utility and the state's largest power producer. Santee Cooper's mission is to be the leading resource for improving the quality of life for the people of South Carolina.
The SC Coastal Conservation League's mission is to protect the natural environment of the South Carolina coastal plain and to enhance the quality of life in our communities by working with individuals, businesses and government to ensure balanced solutions.
For 160 years, SCANA Corporation has been an energizing force throughout South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia - bringing power and fuel to homes and businesses, stimulating economic growth, spurring innovation and enriching our local communities.
ACORE is dedicated to building a secure and prosperous America with clean, renewable energy. We convene thought leadership forums and create energy industry partnerships to communicate the economic, security and environmental benefits of renewable energy.
The Arkansas Advanced Energy Association (AAEA) is the business voice for advanced energy in Arkansas. AAEA is dedicated to growing Arkansas’s economy through expanded utilization of advanced energy technologies, including energy efficiency, demand response, natural gas electric generation, solar, wind, hydro, nuclear, electric vehicles, alternative fuels and smart grid.
The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) is the national trade association for the U.S. wind industry – the country’s fastest growing energy industry. With thousands of wind industry members and wind policy advocates, AWEA promotes wind energy as a clean source of electricity for consumers.
Approaching three decades of service in the industry, AWS Truepower (AWST) continues to be a leader and innovator in renewable energy consulting. We are field-oriented and fully conversant with large commercial projects, utility electrical systems, remote field measurements, and distributed applications.
AXYS Technologies has over 35 years experience in the development, deployment and maintenance of offshore systems that record and transmit ocean data in real time. The WindSentinel is a wind resource assessment buoy that accurately gathers data on wind speed, wind direction and turbulence.
Clemson University is home to the DOE-funded Wind Turbine Drivetrain Test Facility at the Clemson Restoration Institute in Charleston, SC. It will be the largest test facility of its kind in the world, capable of testing next-generation wind turbines up to 15 MW in size.
CEA is the voice of the energy consumer, providing consumers with sound, unbiased information on U.S. and global energy issues. Their corporate and association members represent nearly every sector of the economy, including manufacturers, truckers, farmers, academics and local business groups.
COWI is a leading international consultant with worldwide expertise in waterfront and renewable energy solutions. Our local presence provides our clients with the highest level of engineering experience and an understanding of local conditions.
EDF Renewable Energy is dedicated in our efforts to create the most efficient renewable energy projects possible, for our own portfolio and for third parties. We have more than 25 years of expertise in the renewable industry, and a portfolio of over 5 gigawatts of developed projects.
Fisher Associates engages in Civil Engineering, Survey, Environmental, and Permitting support for wind projects across the country. Fisher Associates led the Civil Engineering, Stormwater permitting and DOT design & permitting for Amazon Wind Farm US East (formerly Desert Wind) in North Carolina.
The Strategic Energy Institute at the Georgia Institute of Technology is an interdisciplinary research institute that serves as a conduit for integrating, facilitating, and enabling Institute-wide programs in energy research and development. SEI leads a collaborative effort to advance wind energy.
K&L Gates has represented clients in the development and siting of thousands of megawatts of wind projects. With over 2,000 lawyers on five continents, including energy lawyers in Charleston, Charlotte, and Raleigh, K&L Gates is uniquely positioned to serve a wide variety of businesses in the energy sector.
LM Wind Power has produced more than 195,000 blades since 1978, corresponding to approximately 84 GW installed wind power capacity. With a global footprint of 13 factories in 8 countries across 4 continents, LM Wind Power employees 10,000 people and service the wind industry globally.
Mott MacDonald is a $2 billion global management, engineering, and development firm. It is one of the world’s largest employee-owned companies, with 16,000 employees and over 180 offices delivering sustainable outcomes for clients in 150 countries worldwide.
North Carolina's Ports are ideally positioned to serve the growing wind industry supply chain. The Port of Morehead City combines a naturally deep draft, no overhead or lateral restrictions, close proximity to open ocean access, and ample room for expansion.
The North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association works to ensure a sustainable future by promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency to the benefit of North Carolina through education, public policy and economic development.
Nexans brings energy to life through an extensive range of cables and cabling solutions that deliver increased performance for our customers worldwide. From nacelles to substations, and everything in between, Nexans offers a complete cable and accessory solution for wind-based operations.
Normandeau Associates, specializing in environmental and public involvement consulting, has been exceeding client expectations since 1970. From offices nationwide, we work in partnership with industry, governmental agencies, energy providers, and the public.
REAP is a development services consulting firm that focuses on taking renewable energy projects from concept to construction. We offer critical issue analysis, environmental permitting, site selection and control, coordination with government and permitting agencies and project management.
Renewable NRG Systems designs and manufactures decision support tools for the utility-scale wind and solar energy industries. The company’s expertise spans both resource assessment products and turbine optimization equipment such as turbine control sensors, Lidar, and condition monitoring systems.
Resource Environmental Solutions develops and supplies ecological solutions to help companies obtain required permits, compliance, or settlements for unavoidable project-related impacts to natural resources and habitats.
The Virginia Chapter is part of the national Sierra Club, the largest, most influential grassroots environmental organization in the US. They think globally and act locally as they lead powerful campaigns to move Virginia away from fossil fuels that cause climate disruption and toward a clean energy economy.
SWCA Environmental Consultants helps clients across the U.S. overcome environmental challenges and move their projects forward. SWCA’s energy experts have the in-depth knowledge of the many project phases and compliance hurdles industry leaders face to guide projects through every step.
Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide. We are a diverse company, including individuals with expertise in science, research, engineering, construction, and information technology.
The VOW Coalition is made up of developers, manufacturers, utilities, localities, business and environmental groups, and other organizations and individuals who have an interest in offshore wind. Together we have a strong message in support of bringing offshore wind energy to Virginia.
Vaisala is a Finnish company that develops, manufactures and markets products and services for environmental and industrial measurement.
As Virginia's energy landscape continues to change, renewable energy will play a larger role in meeting the demands of Virginian's. VA-REA seeks to leverage the diverse interest and market knowledge of our members, to analyze how best to implement renewable energy, so that Virginia remains "open for business".