History

EDP Renewables

Success through unprecedented collaboration

AWWI was founded in 2008 by leaders from the wind industry and conservation and science organizations with the vision of achieving wind energy’s full conservation potential through sound science and collaboration. AWWI’s Founding Partners provided expertise and financial backing to build a new, independent organization to carry out this vision.

We recognize and thank our Founding Partners for their leadership, dedication, and courage to step forward first.

Abby Arnold
Executive Director

Salt Fork Wind Facility, Southern Power

In Their Words: Founders’ Voices

Hear, in their words, the story of AWWI’s genesis, and the vision, importance, and impact of AWWI’s historic partnership

Tom Weis

Independent Consultant

Alex Levinson

Formerly Sierra Club

Andrew Linehan

Formerly Avangrid Renewables

Deb Hahn

Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies

Johanna Wald

Formerly Natural Resources Defense Council

Joe Grennan

Formerly RES Americas 

Jan Blittersdorf

Formerly NRG Systems

Genevieve Thompson

Formerly Audubon Dakota

Johanna Wald

Natural Resources Defense Council

Peter Frumhoff, Ph.D.

Union of Concerned Scientists

Wayne Walker

Founding Executive Director of AWWI

Alan Pollom

Formerly The Nature Conservancy

View AWWI’s May 2016 Progress Report to learn more