Southeast wind conference resides at hub of emerging regional market

The Southeastern states from Virginia to Florida are home to over 65 wind-related manufacturing facilities that support thousands of wind energy jobs in the region.

The number of these supply chain facilities could expand significantly as land-based and offshore wind developments begin in the region.

Besides having a highly skilled manufacturing base, the Southeast has several other competitive advantages, including the lowest estimated construction cost for offshore wind projects on the East Coast, according to the Energy Information Administration.

The region is also home to nearly half of the offshore wind resource and five of the six largest electricity markets on the East Coast.

Here are just some of the recent activities and announcements that highlight the wind industry