The Distributed Wind Energy Association Expands Outreach at New York and Iowa Farm Shows
The Distributed Wind Energy Association (DWEA) recently attended both the Empire Farm Days in Seneca Falls, New York, and the Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa, where the association and its members showcased how distributed and community wind energy can be beneficial for the agriculture industry. The shows, which each had attendees in the thousands per day, gave DWEA and its members the opportunity to reach out to new markets in the Midwest and Northeast agricultural sectors.
Distributed wind energy in rural communities enables economic development in the form of new jobs, new industry and associated growth and spending. Furthermore, distributed wind energy creates significant advantages for rural consumers by providing locally produced electricity that is also clean and emissions-free. By highlighting products specific to this market at the Empire Farm Days and the Farm Progress Show, DWEA members were able to expand their outreach to new communities of interest.
Jennifer Jenkins, the Executive Director of DWEA, was on hand at both trade shows to explain the significant financial benefits that distributed wind projects can provide to rural communities, and how farmers could capitalize on the opportunity. “These events give the association and our members a great opportunity to reach new consumers who might be interested in wind energy, but previously did not have any way of learning about how it could work for them,” Jenkins said. “We have opened up natural opportunities to connect businesses with interested consumers, which make these events highly beneficial for all involved.”
About the Distributed Wind Energy Association
The Distributed Wind Energy Association is a collaborative group comprised of manufacturers, distributors, project developers, dealers, installers, and advocates, whose primary mission is to promote and foster all aspects of the American distributed wind energy industry. Distributed wind, commonly referred to as small and community wind, is the use of typically smaller wind turbines at homes, farms, businesses, and public facilities to off-set all or a portion of on-site energy consumption. DWEA seeks to attract members and associates from all sectors with relevant interests pertaining to the distributed wind industry. For more information on DWEA, please go to www.distributedwind.org. Follow us on Twitter @DWEA, find us, like us and connect with us on Facebook and LinkedIn by searching Distributed Wind Energy Association.