Members

Board Level Members

Apex Clean Energy
Apex Clean Energy
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
Avangrid Renewables
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.
AWEA
AWEA
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.
Dominion Energy
Dominion Energy
Nearly 7.5 million customers in 18 states energize their homes and businesses with electricity or natural gas from Dominion Energy (NYSE: D), headquartered in Richmond, Va. The company is committed to sustainable, reliable, affordable and safe energy and is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy with more than $100 billion of assets providing electric generation, transmission and distribution, as well as natural gas storage, transmission, distribution and import/export services. The company expects to cut generating fleet carbon dioxide emissions 55 percent by 2030 and reduce methane emissions from its gas assets 50 percent by 2030.
Duke Energy
Duke Energy
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.
Nucor Corporation
Nucor Corporation
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.
RWE Renewables
RWE Renewables
RWE Renewables Americas ranks among the top 10 onshore wind companies in the U.S. and the number of projects in the U.S. is growing. RWE is one of the leading international providers of renewable energy. The company owns more than 9 gigawatts of renewable energy capacity with another 2.6 GW under development. RWE thus ranks as the number 4 global renewables player and is number 2 in offshore wind capacity. RWE develops, owns, and operates some of the most efficient, highest-performing renewable energy projects in the United States. Already active in onshore wind and photovoltaic renewable generation, E.ON Climate and Renewables as RWE Renewables’ predecessor has added energy storage to its portfolio and has developed and constructed more than 3,800 megawatts of renewable capacity in the United States since 2007. As part of RWE Renewables, our goal is to deliver renewable energy from technologies that address the growing concern about energy security, energy affordability, and climate change. The company also builds and develops large-scale photovoltaic plants in Canada.
ScottMadden, Inc.
ScottMadden, Inc.
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.
Southern Company
Southern Company
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.
SWCA
SWCA
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.
Ørsted
Ørsted
Ørsted is a renewable energy company that takes real action to create a world that runs entirely on green energy. The Danish company is the largest offshore wind developer in the world, and is expanding their global presence to the United States.

Full Members

Coastal Carolina University
Coastal Carolina University
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.
Currituck County Economic Development
Currituck County Economic Development
CCED's mission is to strengthen and diversify the economy of Currituck County, North Carolina by encouraging new business startups, supporting existing businesses and attracting outside companies to the county. One major goal is to promote the Currituck Outer Banks as an ideal location for offshore wind manufacturers, distributors and industry leaders.
E2
E2
E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs) is a national, nonpartisan group of business leaders, investors, and professionals from every sector of the economy who advocate for smart policies that are good for the economy and good for the environment. Our members have founded or funded more than 2,500 companies, created more than 600,000 jobs, and manage more than $100 billion in venture and private equity capital.
Parker Poe
Parker Poe
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.
SWEPCO
SWEPCO
Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electric power to 533,000 customers in northeastern Texas, northwestern Louisiana, and western Arkansas.

Associate Members

Advanced Energy
Advanced Energy
Advanced Energy is a nonprofit energy consulting firm. We were founded in 1980 and have been working since then to ensure that energy is clean, affordable, reliable, efficient and safe for all people. We work with electric utilities, government and private organizations to provide research, training and consulting in a variety of areas, including residential, commercial and industrial, solar, motors and drives, and electric transportation.
American Council On Renewable Energy
American Council On Renewable Energy
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.
Arkansas Advanced Energy Association
Arkansas Advanced Energy Association
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.
Collins Climate Consulting
Collins Climate Consulting
Collins Climate Consulting is a strategic advisory that helps accelerate the shift to a low-carbon economy for businesses and communities. CCC specializes in stakeholder engagement, communications and strategy development.
COWI
COWI
COWI is a leading consulting group that creates value for customers, people and society through our unique 360° approach. Based on our world-class competencies within engineering, economics and environmental science, we tackle challenges from many vantage points to create coherent solutions for our customers - and thereby sustainable and coherent societies in the world. Founded in Denmark in 1930, COWI is now an international operation with over 7000 employees worldwide. There are nine COWI offices in North America.
CREADIS
CREADIS
CREADIS is a global engineering company with 20+ years of experience in advancing the wind industry. With 1,500 projects and 2M+ engineering hours, we work with industry leading OEMs, Developers, Owners, and Operators to help create and drive the innovation roadmap in renewable energy. We deliver robust, custom engineering solutions across the entire product lifecycle. Headquartered in Denmark with resources in the U.S, Europe and Asia, our team of multidisciplinary engineers have experience in mechanics, equipment design, electrical configuration, structures, and embedded systems.
Crowley Marine
Crowley Marine
Crowley brings decades of applied, practical engineering and project management experience in offshore energy with the highest performing U.S.-flag vessels and terminal services to take offshore wind projects from concept to full deployment.  
DARE Strategies, LLC
DARE Strategies, LLC
DARE Strategies LLC assists wind and solar developers in renewable power transactions with the military and other federal entities while ensuring projects are compatible with military training and test activities.
E4 Carolinas
E4 Carolinas
E4 Carolinas is the trade association for the Carolina energy companies and organizations, providing Members opportunities to increase their value and success. E4 promotes the Carolina Energy Economy, mindful of the Efficient use of our resources and conscious of our Environment – the “Four Es”.
ElectriCities of N.C., Inc.
ElectriCities of N.C., Inc.
ElectriCities is a not-for-profit membership organization of municipally owned electric utilities that are spread across North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. We advocate for public power communities at the state and federal levels, and provide a number of administrative, technical, legal, and legislative services to support our members.
ERM
ERM
ERM supports the environmental planning, engineering design, impact assessment, construction, compliance, and management of renewable energy facilities and transmission and distribution facilities. Our experience encompasses hundreds of thousands of megawatts of generation, and thousands of miles of linear energy delivery facilities. We are not just consultants, but business partners for our clients. ERM has a wide range of expertise and provides specialized services for each of these technologies.
Fisher Associates
Fisher Associates
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.
GNO, Inc.
GNO, Inc.
Greater New Orleans, Inc. is the regional economic development nonprofit organization serving the 10-parish region of Southeast Louisiana. Our mission is to create a region with a thriving economy and an excellent quality of life, for everyone. In 2019, GNO, Inc. launched the GNOwind Alliance, which consists of private and public stakeholders who are committed to capturing the maximum economic impact from the burgeoning U.S. offshore wind (OSW) industry for coastal Louisiana.
Hampton Roads Workforce Council
Hampton Roads Workforce Council
The Hampton Roads Workforce Council oversees strategic workforce development initiatives designed to connect businesses with qualified workers and ensure the region has the talent needed for success. The Workforce Council administers workforce development programs for the fifteen localities in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia, which includes Chesapeake, Franklin, Gloucester County, Hampton, James City County, Isle of Wight County, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Southampton County, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg and York County.
Keystone Tower Systems
Keystone Tower Systems
Keystone Tower Systems is revolutionizing the production of wind turbine towers to build taller towers at lower cost, expanding the regions where wind energy is the lowest-cost energy source, including in the Southeastern United States. Our fast-growing manufacturing company uses patented spiral-welding technology with the option of on-site production to make the industry's best steel towers while solving transportation bottlenecks. Lower cost wind powers a greener planet. At Keystone, we're dedicated to both.
McCormick Taylor
McCormick Taylor
McCormick Taylor is a full-service civil engineering firm providing creative design, planning, and environmental solutions to the challenges of everyday life. Since 1946, we’ve focused on our relationships with people—our clients, our employees, and the communities we serve. Our team of engineers, scientists, planners, and monitors work together to provide a wide range of support for our energy clients. Drawing on years of linear project experience, we have rapidly expanded into the energy market with our transmission, distribution, and generation services by providing excellent customer and professional service. Our ability to exceed our clients’ expectations is based on our team’s unique understanding of natural resource regulatory requirements, agency expectations, and public concerns associated with linear projects—and to our focus on delivering our services under budget and on schedule. Our experience spans from planning and design through construction compliance and inspection to environmental mitigation. Whether energy, transportation, communications, or water resources, we share our customers’ focus to keep projects advancing.
NC State Ports Authority
NC State Ports Authority
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.
NC Sustainable Energy Association
NC Sustainable Energy Association
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
Nexans
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
Normandeau Associates
Normandeau Associates, specializing in environmental and public involvement consulting, has been exceeding client expectations since 1970. We provide a suite of ecological and technological services for bird and bat monitoring at land-based and offshore wind facilities including TIMR and ATOM. We also provide bird and bat consulting expertise with writing Bird and Bat Conservation Strategies, Avian Protection Plans, Eagle Conservation Plans, Habitat Conservation Plans, and provide consultation and coordination services with federal and state wildlife agencies. From offices nationwide, we work in partnership with industry, governmental agencies, energy providers, and the public.
SAERTEX
SAERTEX
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.
SC Coastal Conservation League
SC Coastal Conservation League
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.
SpanSet
SpanSet
A Preferred Wind Energy Industry Partner. The demands of lifting technology, cargo control, and fall protection are particularly high within the on-shore and off-shore wind industries. Erected structures and installations are subject to stringent monitoring in order to meet quality control standards. Dynamic forces generated by wind and waves can be immense, particularly in the off-shore industry, which makes working on the open sea very dangerous. As a global manufacturer in the areas of lifting and cargo control, the SpanSet Group is recognized as a preferred supplier to the wind energy industry with subsidiaries in all key industrial countries and an international network of dealerships. Our mission is Certified Safety. Everything we do, we do to make people's work in lifting, cargo control, and work at height safer.
Ventower Industries
Ventower Industries
Ventower Industries is a quality-driven steel fabricator specializing in turn-key solutions for the energy and industrial product markets. The company offers superiority in diversified steel manufacturing of onshore and offshore wind turbine towers, pressure vessels and complex structural steel assemblies.
Virginia Renewable Energy Alliance
Virginia Renewable Energy Alliance
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".