Utility Advisory Group
Electric utilities will play a critical role in the growth of the wind industry in the Southeast. Our regulated and vertically integrated utility model presents unique challenges and opportunities that require a different approach in this region compared to the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. There are plenty of groups that consistently apply public and political pressure to utility companies in order to accelerate their deployment of renewable energy. That is not the role the Coalition plays. Instead, we work closely with utilities to identify options that are attractive to all parties.
To accomplish this, the Coalition has created a Utility Advisory Group (UAG) with representation from all major utilities in the region. The UAG provides input into the Coalition’s activities and discusses options for advancing the wind industry that focus on delivering net benefits to utility shareholders, citizens/ratepayers, and the wind industry.
The purpose of the Utility Advisory Group is to provide a forum for utility participants to discuss approaches to land-based and offshore wind energy, share lessons learned, and explore opportunities for multi-utility collaboration. We are fortunate to have committed participation from every major utility in the region.