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
Dominion
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.
GE Renewable Energy
GE Renewable Energy
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.
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.
Scout Clean Energy
Scout Clean Energy
Scout Clean Energy is a renewable energy development company headquartered in Boulder, Colorado. Our team brings over 60 years of renewable wind and solar energy experience, specializing in leasing, permitting, interconnection, power marketing, finance, and construction.
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.
TVA
TVA
The Tennessee Valley Authority is a corporate agency of the United States that provides electricity for business customers and local power companies serving more than 9 million people in parts of seven southeastern states.

Associate Members

3Degrees
3Degrees
3Degrees is a leading provider of renewable energy and carbon management products and services. Our mission is to make it possible for businesses and their customers to take urgent action on climate change.
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.
Burns & McDonnell
Burns & McDonnell
Burns & McDonnell is an engineering, consulting, and construction company with over 7,000 employees in offices throughout the world. In 2019, Engineering News-Record ranked Burns & McDonnell as the #1 firm in Electric Transmission and Distribution, #1 in Power, #4 in Wind, and #6 in Design-Build. Burns & McDonnell has been heavily involved with the rapidly growing offshore wind market in the Northeast United States, providing project development, preliminary design, and estimating services for multiple projects while developing several key partnerships with various developers and critical members of the supply chain. We have local offices in the Southeast United States in Chesapeake, VA, Richmond, VA, Raleigh, NC, Charlotte, NC, Aiken, SC, Greenville, SC, Atlanta, GA, Chattanooga, TN, and Orlando, FL.
Clemson University
Clemson University
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.
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.
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.
Georgia Institute for Technology
Georgia Institute for Technology
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.
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.
Mott MacDonald
Mott MacDonald
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.
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. From offices nationwide, we work in partnership with industry, governmental agencies, energy providers, and the public.
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.
REAP
REAP
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.
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.
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".