Cost of Wind Energy, Project Financing, and Funding: A WPA Webinar

February 16, 2011

This free webinar is part of the U.S. Department of Energy's Wind Powering America 2011 webinar series. It explored how consumer-owned utilities, electric cooperatives, and communities are financing wind projects using creative structures that push the envelope of wind project finance in the United States; and the challenges that go along with wind project financing and funding.


  • Amy Hille, American Public Power Association, Challenges to Financing Public Power Wind Projects
  • Mark Bolinger, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Community Wind:Once Again Pushing the Envelope of Project Finance
  • Brian Minish, South Dakota Wind Partners, New Approach to Community Wind Financing

Audio and text versions of the webinar are available (WMV 17.2 MB) Download Windows Media Player. Time: 01:11:14. Text Version (PDF 154 KB) Download Adobe Reader.

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