Lead Organizations

The Clean Energy States Alliance manages the NWRC. The Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) is a national nonprofit coalition of public agencies and organizations working together to advance clean energy. CESA members—mostly state agencies—include many of the most innovative, successful, and influential public funders of clean energy initiatives in the country. CESA works with state leaders, federal agencies, industry representatives, and other stakeholders to develop and promote clean energy technologies and markets. CESA facilitates information sharing, provides technical assistance, coordinates multi-state collaborative projects, and communicates the positions and achievements of its members.


The following organizations led the Northeast Wind Resource Center (NWRC) from 2014 to mid-2018:

Clean Energy Group (CEG) is a national, non-profit advocacy organization working in the US and internationally on innovative technology, finance, and policy programs in the areas of clean energy and climate change. CEG also manages the Clean Energy States Alliance. CEG administered the NWRC and led the NWRC’s offshore wind work.


Sustainable Energy Advantage, LLC (SEA) has helped private, public and non-profit organizations develop opportunities for clean, renewable sources of energy, including wind, solar, hydroelectric, biomass and geothermal power, in competitive wholesale and retail electricity markets since 1998. SEA led the NWRC’s land-based work.


The Maine Ocean & Wind Industry Initiative (MOWII) represents companies’ expertise within the Maine ocean and wind energy supply chain, works proactively to promote the expertise of member companies, and provides solutions to local, national, and international market participants. MOWII served as key liaison between the NWRC and the wind industry.

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