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Jen Banks NC Sustainable Energy Conference Apr 23, 2014 | Raleigh, NC. U.S. Wind Energy Share of Electricity by State. Over 61,000 MW cumulative capacity at end of 2013. Source: AWEA 2013 Annual Market Report. Why the Southeast?. SE has Big Electricity Markets

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jen banks jenb@secoastalwind org


NC Sustainable Energy Conference

Apr 23, 2014 | Raleigh, NC

over 61 000 mw cumulative capacity at end of 2013

U.S. Wind Energy Share of Electricity by State

Over 61,000 MW cumulative capacity at end of 2013

Source: AWEA 2013 Annual Market Report


SE has Big Electricity Markets

2011 Electricity Sales for Coastal States

offshore wind
Offshore Wind

Cost vs. EIA Benchmark

15% higher

Potential RESOURCE

Estimated COST

15% lower

Lowest Cost states on the East Coast and in the U.S. (incl. #2 TX)

Source: U.S. Energy information Administration, Apr 2013


Land Based Wind


Projects “construction ready”

& under development


MUCH more development is viable

with taller towers & longer blades

Newly viable areas if tower height increases from

96m to 110m


U.S. Department of Energy

why nc

Offshore Wind Energy:75.8% Support15.1% Oppose9.1% Unsure/no answer

Why NC?

2013 Public Opinion Survey (commissioned by NCSEA):

Land-Based Wind Energy:80.9% Support13.1% Oppose6.0% Unsure/no answer

Manufacturing in NC

se supply chain project

SE Supply Chain Project


Land-based/offshore companies

Current/potential suppliers

Online Interface

Searchable map

Company survey available May 2014

doe regional resource centers
DOE Regional Resource Centers
  • Deliver fact-based, unbiased, relevant, and actionable information.
  • Expand or preserve access to quality wind resources, both onshore and offshore.
  • Improve predictability of wind deployment decisions.
doe southeastern rrc
DOE Southeastern RRC
  • Stakeholder engagement
    • Land-based utility scale wind
    • Land-based distributed wind
    • Offshore wind
  • Affiliate network
  • High priority
    • Coastal land-based wind
    • Wind Imports
    • Offshore wind
southeastern rrc state activities

Southeastern RRC State Activities

Proposed NC activities

Engage military and provide information on mitigation measures in order to preserve quality wind sites.

Engage with BOEM on US Coast Guard actions to preserve quality offshore wind sites.

Support to continue Wind Working Group

thank you

Thank you!