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January 21st and 22nd
Amazon Wind Farm U.S East
Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Wind Workshop

Legislator Education

SEWC, Avangrid Renewables, and Representative Bob Steinburg hosted twotours of northeast North Carolina's Amazon Wind Farm US East for members of the North Carolina General Assembly this month. This tour was made successful by collaboration with other clean energy stakeholders in the state.

One of the tours was preceded by a meeting organized by Representative Bob Steinburg for local County Commissioners to meet with Speaker Tim Moore and other Representatives.  

Avangrid developer, Craig Poff, took 13 State Legislators and staff as well as six County Commissioners for a tour of the project, including the chance to step inside a turbine tower.  The Legislators had a chance to see, hear, and touch the project first hand.  They were able to see thousands of acres being farmed in harmony with clean energy generation.  The overall sentiments were very positive with comments recognizing the importance of this rural investment, energy independence, and the incredible scale of this impressive technology.  Many attendees posted their views on social media after the tour, including Speaker Moore.