Distributed Wind Community to Set Strategy for 2013 and Beyond

DWEA Members to Gather in Washington, D.C., for Lobby Day and Industry Strategy Meeting

Flagstaff, AZ, January 9, 2013 - The Distributed Wind Energy Association

(DWEA) announced today that it will bring together key players in the small
and community wind industry for Distributed Wind 2013 on February 12 and 13.
The event, to be held in Washington, D.C., will focus on lobbying and
developing industry wide market strategies. After leading the recent
successful passage of the Investment Tax Credit (ITC), DWEA members are
meeting with renewed interest on topics such as partnerships and public
sector engagement.

On February 12, Distributed Wind 2013 will open with remarks by Rep. Earl
Blumenauer (D-OR), a longtime supporter of DWEA and its members. Industry
members will then meet with offices of newly elected lawmakers in the 113th
Congress, as well as their colleagues on both sides of the aisle. During
these meetings, industry leaders will educate lawmakers on the value of
distributed and community wind as a renewable resource and the economic
impact of the industry.

Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT), a supporter of the distributed and community wind
industry, has confirmed as the event's keynote speaker. On February 13,
several sessions with industry speakers will address topics such as working
with federal agencies, including the Department of Agriculture (USDA) and
the Department of Energy (DOE). Speakers also will address partnership
development and federal and international market opportunities.

"The purpose of our annual Lobby Day event is to strengthen our voice on
Capitol Hill and continue to educate lawmakers on the importance of
supporting the small and community wind industry," said Jennifer Jenkins,
executive director, DWEA. "We also make use of the time together to develop
strategies to address public and private sector issues that impact our
members and eventually their customers."

To receive more information and register for the event, please visit
www.distributedwind.org or contact Jennifer Jenkins
(jjenkins@distributedwind.org) with additional questions.

About the Distributed Wind Energy Association The Distributed Wind Energy
Association is a collaborative group comprised of manufacturers,
distributors, project developers, dealers, installers, and advocates, whose
primary mission is to promote and foster all aspects of the American
distributed wind energy industry. Distributed wind, commonly referred to as
small and community wind, is the use of typically smaller wind turbines at
homes, farms, businesses, and public facilities to off-set all or a portion
of on-site energy consumption. DWEA seeks to attract members and associates
from all sectors with relevant interests pertaining to the distributed wind
industry. For more information on DWEA, please go to
www.distributedwind.org. Follow us on Twitter @DWEA, find us, like us and
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