AWEA Wind Power Supply Chain Workshop


Detroit, MI - Held in conjunction with the AWEA Small and Community Wind Conference & Exhibition, this workshop will attract representatives from a diverse range of markets to discuss the wind industry's need to strengthen and expand its national supply chain to keep up with growing demand for wind energy and to increase domestic manufacturing of wind turbines and their components for homes and farms, and utility grade wind projects.

The Supply Chain Workshop educational sessions will be held concurrently with the Small and Community Wind Conference sessions allowing workshop attendees to have the option of attending the conference sessions or workshop sessions as well as visiting the exhibition hall that will feature supply chain exhibitors.


  • The Anatomy of a Turbine
  • A Wind Industry Overview
  • Major Component Sourcing & Value Chain Services
  • Entering the Wind Industry: Funding, Contracts, and Re-Tooling
  • Case Studies

What Attendees Will Learn:

  • Manufacturers and suppliers of a wide range of mechanical and electrical components, including generators, hydraulics, sensors, hardware, drives, power distribution, composites, cabling, big steel, castings, forgings, bearings, gearboxes.
  • Turbine component manufacturers seeking to establish operations in the U.S.
  • Construction equipment and suppliers such as cranes, concrete, rebar
  • Transportation companies supporting large scale items over land, rail and sea
  • State and local offices of economic development
  • Operations and maintenance service companies
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