The NWCC was formed in 1994 to provide a neutral forum for a wide range of stakeholders – including government agencies, industry, conservationists, academics, and the general public – to pursue the shared objective of developing environmentally, economically, and politically sustainable commercial markets for wind power in the U.S. Today, the activities of the NWCC focus solely on interactions between wind energy and wildlife. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) initiated and fund the National Wind Coordinating Collaborative, which is facilitated by the nonprofit organization the American Wind Wildlife Institute (AWWI).

The NWCC shares wind-wildlife news, research, and results through email newsletters, webinars, and this website. As needs have arisen, the NWCC facilitates research collaboratives focused on establishing research priorities and supporting research into specific species or groups of species of particular interest for wind energy development. Visit the research page for more information on these collaboratives.

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NWCC Archive

Previous activities of the NWCC addressed critical challenges in the areas of transmission, siting, power markets, and other aspects of wind development by establishing dialogue on key topics and catalyzing activities to build consensus among stakeholders. To access information on previous NWCC efforts and the NWCC publication archive, click here.


Photo Credits: Aerial view of National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) and surrounding property, NREL image no 25883 By Dennis Schroeder/NREL; NWTC Eagle Research By Dennis Schroeder/NREL, Flickr, licensed under CC BY 2.0; Aerial view of National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) and surrounding property, NREL image no 25870 By Dennis Schroeder/NREL