Amanda Ormond Writes Piece for The Arizona Republic

In January, 2015, Amanda Ormond of the 4CWRC penned a piece for The Arizona Republic titled "Wind: Arizona's overlooked energy source."  The article was featured in the paper’s “Into the Mind” column where an expert (in this case, Ms. Ormond) answers a series of questions.  The article was published in conjunction with the wind-powered Super Bowl.

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Case Study on 1.8 kW Wind Turbine at Hopi Day School

Northern Arizona University (NAU) collaborated with the Distributed Wind Energy Association (DWEA) to develop a case study on the 1.8 kW wind turbine that NAU helped to install at the Hopi Day School. The case study, detailing the economic, environmental, and educational benefits of the project, will be featured on the DWEA website and will be used to educate federal decision-makers during DWEA’s annual ‘Day On the Hill’ in February 2015.  

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Interwest Energy Alliance helps plan AWEA Colorado Wind Energy Forum

As a regional partner of AWEA, the Interwest Energy Alliance helped plan the AWEA Colorado Wind Energy Forum held at the University of Denver in Colorado on October 1, 2014.  Interwest Executive Director, Sarah Propst, moderated the “Colorado Wind Situation” panel, which included participation from Kurt Haeger (Xcel Energy), Senator Matt Jones, Kevin Gildea (NextEra), Kent Singer (Colorado Rural Electric Association), and Jeanne Bassett (Environment Colorado).   The panelists discussed the current status of wind development in Colorado and near-term challenges and opportunities.

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Wind Resource Assessment Report Delivered to Hopi Tribe Renewable Energy Office

Northern Arizona University (NAU) delivered a wind resource assessment report to the Hopi Tribe Renewable Energy Office. The report, which included data from met towers at two sites over 5 years, was presented to the Hopi Tribal Council in September 2014. The Council has requested further meetings to discuss wind development as a result, and the report will be used to discuss potential future wind resource assessment and to encourage tribal leaders to attend a wind-energy-education mini-workshop proposed by the 4CWRC. The report includes proprietary information and, as such, is not provided on this website.

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Letter to the Editor by Republican Assemblyman Tom Grady

Interwest’s Nevada representative Kyle Davis secured a letter to the editor (8/16/14) by Republican Assemblyman Tom Grady (District 38) in the Reno Gazette-Journal. This effort was supported by funding from the Wind Energy Foundation.

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Op-ed on Colorado Wind Energy by Sarah Propst

Interwest Executive Director, Sarah Propst’s op-ed on Colorado wind energy was published in the Sunday, July 20, 2014 edition of the Pueblo Chieftain.

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Alliance for Sustainable Colorado Press Conference

In July, 2014, Interwest Executive Director, Sarah Propst, moderated a press conference and media availability at the Alliance for Sustainable Colorado, coordinated by the Western Clean Energy Campaign.  Other attendees for the clean tech press conference included press; Mark Brown, VP Products and Services, Carrier West; Tom Hunt, Director of Research and Government Affairs, Clean Energy Collective; Shawn Lamb, Program Director, Ecotech Institute; and Anna Giovinetto, VP Corporate Affairs, RES Americas. 

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Colorado Renewable Energy Society Published Guest Column by Sarah Cottrell Propst

The July 2014 Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) newsletter published a guest column on Colorado wind energy by Sarah Cottrell Propst of Interwest Energy Alliance.

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Letter to the Editor by Sarah Cottrell Propst

The June 12, 2014 publication of the Pueblo Chieftain published a letter to the editor by Sarah Cottrell Propst of Interwest Energy Alliance.  The letter described wind energy’s contributions to stable electricity rates and the state’s economy.

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NAU publishes Arizona Wind and Solar Status Report

In May 2014, NAU published the Arizona Wind and Solar Status Report. The interactive website allows users to view the status of utility-scale renewable energy development by county, tribal, or military jurisdiction. The report also includes a summary of renewable energy technologies and current state policy issues, along with modeled and validated economic impacts in terms of jobs created during construction and maintenance of these utility-scale renewable energy plants.

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