Regional Resource Centers

Located across six U.S. regions, Regional Resource Centers (RRCs) provide local information about wind energy. RRCs are comprised of organizations that provide fact-based resources from a range of local leaders with technical and community expertise. For more information, see the Connecting Communities to Wind Resources fact sheet.

U.S. map of the six Wind Energy Regional Resource Centers Four Corners Wind Resource Center - Utah Clean Energy in partnership with Interwest Energy Alliance and Northern Arizona University Four Corners Wind Resource Center Northwest Wind Resource and Action Center - Renewable Northwest Northwest Wind Resource and Action Center Midwest Wind Energy Center - Windustry Midwest Wind Energy Center Northeast Wind Resource Center - Clean Energy Group and Sustainable Energy Advantage Northeast Wind Resource Center Southeast Wind Energy Resource Center - Southeastern Wind Coalition Southeast Wind Energy Resource Center Islanded Grid Resource Center - Renewable Energy Alaska Project and Island Institute. Including isolated grid areas in Alaska, Hawaii, New England, and U.S. Territories. Islanded Grid Resource Center The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) provides national technical assistance to states not directly supported by a Regional Resource Center. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory The National Renewable Energy Laboratory The National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • The centers span from the Northeast Wind Resource Center touching the northern-most tip of Maine to the Islanded Grid Regional Resource Center serving Alaska and Hawaii. Each RRC works with local stakeholders such as county commissioners, state legislators, landowners, tribal authorities, and organizations such as utilities, schools, and non-profit agencies.
  • As part of WINDExchange, the RRCs produce relevant, actionable, and fact-based information about the benefits and impacts of wind energy and deliver that information to their local stakeholders. RRCs deliver that information in useful forms to individuals, groups, communities, and policymakers in their regions.
  • Each RRC also tailors national information to the regional level and works to address localized issues impacting wind deployment.
  • The RRCs provide information on regional topic areas such as supply chain, workforce, wind resource, geography, wildlife, electricity infrastructure, and costs.
  • The broader WINDExchange program that RRCs are a part of is focused on disseminating information to enable knowledge transfer and receive input about current wind energy development issues.