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History


History

greenpower-300x228The NWCC was formed in 1994 to provide a neutral forum for a wide range of stakeholders to pursue the shared objective of developing environmentally, economically, and politically sustainable commercial markets for wind power in the United States. The partnership of experts and interested parties identified issues that affect the use of wind power. By establishing dialogue on key and current topics and catalyzing activities that built consensus among its stakeholders, the NWCC successfully addressed critical challenges in the areas of transmission, wildlife and habitat impacts, siting, power markets, and other aspects of wind development.

To view the original process ground rules of the NWCC, which were modified in 2003, click here.

The NWCC was governed by a Steering Committee and operated through various Workgroups.

Through the Transmission Workgroup, the NWCC was a leading facilitator and resource to stakeholders and worked to ensure that wind power receives fair –though not preferential – treatment with respect to transmission services. For a history of the accomplishments of the Transmission Workgroup, click here.

To access products of previous NWCC efforts, click here.