July, 2015 Luncheon
Speaker: Jennifer Banks, VP of Operations, Southeastern Wind Coalition
Date: Thursday, July 16, 2015
Topic: Wind Energy in NC and the Southeast
Summary: The presentation provided an update on the latest activities in both land-based and offshore wind in NC and the Southeast. In addition, she discussed technology trends affecting the industry in our region and the policy and planning work being done to enable large-scale opportunities in the future.
Jennifer Banks has a depth of experience in efforts to advance the U.S. wind industry. In her role as the VP of Operations at the Southeastern Wind Coalition, Jen works to address barriers to wind energy development in the Southeast, advance stakeholder knowledge of wind energy and increase the wind industry's engagement in the region. Jen also oversees the activities of the Department of Energy funded Southeast Wind Energy Resource Center led by SEWC, which covers 11 Southeast states. Prior to joining the Coalition full time, Jen worked as the Wind Energy Project Manager at the North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center and as the staff lead for offshore wind at the American Wind Energy Association.
Jennifer holds a B.S. in Environmental Technology from North Carolina State University and a Master of City and Regional Planning degree, with an environmental planning focus, from Clemson University.
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