Statement from DWEA Executive Director on bipartisan and bicameral support of Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for distributed wind
Over 100 representatives and nearly 30 senators deliver unified message to Congress asking for immediate extension of investment tax credit
Washington, D.C., March 21st – Distributed Wind Energy Association Executive Director Jennifer Jenkins issued the following statement today as nearly 30 Senators and over 100 Representatives delivered letters requesting immediate extension of the Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for distributed American wind energy:
"I want to thank Representatives King and Loebsack and Senators Udall and Grassley for their leadership on this issue along with their colleagues in the House and Senate for fighting for American wind jobs. They understand that distributed wind power is providing Americans with clean and affordable electricity in every state while putting Americans to work. The ITC is an effective, job-creating tax policy, but allowing it to expire has put these American jobs at risk. That is why Congress must act now to extend the ITC and keep this American success story moving forward."
What is Distributed Wind?
Distributed wind energy systems are commonly, but not always, installed on residential, agricultural, commercial, industrial, and community sites and can range in size from a few-hundred-watt, off-grid turbine at a remote cabin or a 5-kW turbine at a home to a multi-MW turbine at a manufacturing facility.
Distributed wind energy systems are connected either physically or virtually on the customer side of the meter (to serve onsite load) or directly to the local distribution or micro grid (to support grid operations or offset large loads nearby). This distinction differentiates distributed wind power from wholesale power generated at utility-scale wind farms and sent via transmission lines to substations for subsequent distribution to loads.
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 and like us on Facebook