Chicago Heights, IL–(ENEWSPF)– According to American Wind Energy Association, wind power can play a major role in meeting the U.S. demand for electricity. It is the world’s fastest growing energy source with an annual average growth rate of 20 percent. Wind power is a clean and renewable energy source with many environmental and economical benefits.
Prairie State College (PSC) and the Chicago Southland Wind Council are hosting a wind energy summit for organizations interested in wind energy. The summit will be held on October 11 and 12 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Business and Community Education Center located on the college’s main campus, 202 S. Halsted St., Chicago Heights.
The purpose of the wind summit is to provide a forum to educate organizations about wind energy, encourage involvement, and develop business relationships. Eize de Vries, journalist and university lecturer from the Netherlands; Laura Mueller, vice president of human resources for Germany-based Nordex Energy; Joe Coleman, sourcing leader, Acciona Windpower North America, LLC; Jeff Anthony, director of business development for American Wind Energy Association; and Dr. John Galiotos, director of the energy institute at Houston Community College Northeast are among the keynote presenters.
Registration is $175, which includes the summit, breakfast and lunch on both days, and a vendor expo. Sponsorship opportunities also are available. For more information, contact, Julie DeLong, coordinator, continuing and professional education, at (708) 709-7919 or [email protected] or Harry Holtz, Chicago Southland Wind Council, at [email protected].