Board Level Members


American Clean Power Association 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, ACP promotes wind energy as a clean source of electricity for consumers.

Avangrid Renewables owns and operates a portfolio of renewable energy generation facilities across 24 states. It is the second largest wind operator in the U.S. , producing 8GW of electricity and is the fourth largest utility company in the world by market cap. Avangrid employs 33,000 people.

Dominion Energy is one of the nation’s largest producers and transporters of energy, serving nearly 7.5 million customers in 18 states. Headquartered in Richmond Virginia, the company is committed to sustainable, reliable, affordable and safe 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.

Mainstream Renewable Power is a pure-play renewable energy company specializing in the development of land based and offshore wind and solar projects. Mainstream is focused on expanding its current development portfolio of 16.9 GW with plans to bring 5.5 GW to financial close by 2023.

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.


NV5 is a global provider of engineering services, delivering solutions through six business verticals: Testing, Inspection & Consulting; Infrastructure; Utility Services; Environmental Health Sciences; Buildings & Program Management; and Geospatial Technology.

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.

RWE is one of the leading international providers of renewable energy, owning more than 9 GW of capacity with another 2.6 GW under development. RWE aims to deliver renewable energy from technologies that address the growing concern about energy security, energy affordability, and climate change.

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.

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 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.

TotalEnergies is a multi-energy company that produces and markets fuels, natural gas and electricity. Our 100,000 employees are committed to better energy that is more affordable, more reliable, cleaner and accessible to as many people as possible. Active in more than 130 countries, our ambition is to become the responsible energy major.

Full Members

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.

CCED strives to strengthen and diversify the economy of Currituck County, North Carolina by encouraging new business startups, supporting existing businesses, and attracting companies to the county. CCED promotes the Outer Banks as an ideal location for the Offshore Wind industry.

E2 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 environment.

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.

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 is a nonprofit founded in 1980 working to ensure that energy is clean, affordable, reliable, efficient and safe for all people. Advanced Energy works with electric utilities, government and private organizations to provide research, training and consulting in a variety of areas.

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 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 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.

Founded in Denmark in 1930, COWI is an international consulting group with over 7000 employees worldwide. COWI works to create value for customers, people, and society. With experts in engineering, economics and environmental science, COWI creates coherent solutions for their customers.

CREADIS is a global engineering company with 20+ years of experience in advancing the wind industry. With 1,500 projects and 2M+ engineering hours, they work with industry leading OEMs, Developers, Owners, and Operators to help create and drive the innovation roadmap in renewable energy.

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 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.

Diamond Offshore Wind develops offshore wind projects in the US to ensure communities are equipped to meet the challenges of the 21st century while creating economic opportunity. Diamond is committed to addressing climate change through responsible development of offshore wind and partnership with local stakeholders

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 is a not-for-profit membership organization of municipally owned electric utilities 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 members.


ERM supports the environmental planning, engineering design, impact assessment, construction, compliance, and management of renewable energy facilities and transmission and distribution facilities. ERM’s experience encompasses hundreds of thousands of megawatts of generation.

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.

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.

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 in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia.

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.

McCormick Taylor is a full-service civil engineering firm providing creative design, planning, and environmental solutions to the challenges of everyday life since 1946. Our team of engineers, scientists, planners, and monitors work together to provide a wide range of support for our energy clients.

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.

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 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, specializes in environmental and public involvement consulting, providing a suite of ecological and technological services for bird and bat monitoring at land-based and offshore wind facilities including TIMR and ATOM.

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

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.

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.

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.

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”.

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