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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

August 22, 2016


To:                 State Representatives


From:              Larry Pearce, Executive Director

David Terry, Washington Representative


Subject:           Agenda, Governors’ Wind & Solar Energy Coalition Monthly Conference Call, Thursday, August 25, 2016


The Coalition’s monthly conference call is scheduled for this Thursday, August 25 at 10:00 a.m. CT (9:00 MT, 8:00 PT, 11:00 ET). The conference call number is 800-747-5150 and your access code is 3951076. The proposed agenda for our call follows:


Update: Rhode Island’s Block Island Wind Project Finished — Chris Kearns, Governor Raimondo’s Coalition Representative

Offshore wind farm a green-energy milestone

America’s First Offshore Wind Farm Is Nearly Ready

1st US offshore wind farm to usher in new era for industry

My Turbine Lies Over The Ocean: It Takes Herculean Labor To Build America’s First Offshore Wind Farm

Largest U.S. Offshore Wind Farm Planned in New York Waters


U.S Department of Energy’s Gird Integration Project — Bryan Hannegan,

Associate Lab Director, Energy Systems Integration, NREL

Modernizing the grid: a tugboat ‘trying to turn a big ocean liner’

NREL to co-lead DOE’s multi-lab Grid Modernization Laboratory Consortium


Governors’ Offshore Wind Summit 2016, October 24, Providence, Rhode Island — Larry Pearce

Governors’ wind summit in conjunction with AWEA’s Offshore WindPower Conference 2016 AWEA Offshore Wind Conference, October 25-26 Providence, Rhode Island

Governor invitations, Governors’ Invitation Offshore Wind Energy Summit

Link to conference and housing: Crown Plaza Reservation booking code: AWE

Invitations to state officials

Governors’ offshore policy letter to Congressional leadership

Governors’ Offshore Policy Letter


Washington Update — David Terry, Larry Pearce

Wind and solar policy briefing for presidential transition committee


Pending letters and activities — Larry Pearce  

            Draft administrative action letter to President

Draft coalition comments on EPA’s Clean Energy Incentive Program Design Details

Identify wind and solar-related topics for presidential transition memo


Next conference call at 10 CT, 11 ET, and 8 PT on Thursday, September 22, 2016

Note: News clips provided do not necessarily reflect the views of coalition or its member governors.