TLWG - Transportation Logistics Working Group

Meeting the Wind Power
Challenge – Industry Perspective
AWEA Transportation Logistics Working
• Overview of AWEA
– Mission
– Members
– TLWG – Transportation Logistics Working Group
• North America Wind Energy
– Early Beginnings
– Transition Years
– Current Status
• Wind Farm Locations
AWEA – American Wind Energy Association
• Founded in 1974
• More than 2,500 business members
– Wind project developers
– Transportation and construction companies
– Manufacturers from bolts to turbines
• More than 8,000 parts in a turbine
• provides extensive info on wind
Trade association for the wind energy industry
Over 2,500 business members
Develops policies and conducts analysis to support
wind industry growth
Executes wind industry’s legislative agenda
Promotes wind energy through advocacy, advertising
and media relations
Convenes conferences and workshops to educate the
public and bring industry members together
TLWG - Transportation Logistics Working Group
• AWEA has established a Transportation and Logistics
Working Group (TLWG) to identify the key
transportation challenges facing the industry and
work toward solutions to ensure wind energy growth
continues on the path to 20% by 2030.
• Member companies involved in manufacturing,
transportation and logistics are represented.
TLWG - Transportation Logistics Working Group
• There are key transportation and logistics challenges
impacting all modes of transport.
• For trucking, challenges include a variety of state and
local permitting rules for oversized/overweight loads;
driver shortages and training; tight carrier capacity
and non-optimized loads/scheduling; rising fuel
costs; and hours of service constraints.
U.S. Wind Industry Timeline
U.S. Annual and Cumulative Wind Power Capacity
Growth (Utility-Scale Wind)
Source: AWEA U.S. Wind Industry Annual Market Report Year Ending 2010
The wind industry installed
5,116 MW in the U.S. in
15% growth in 2010
Total U.S. wind
installations stand at
40,181 MW
Average annual growth for
the past five years was
35 %
U.S. wind installations
represent over 21% of
global wind capacity
U.S. Wind Power Capacity Installations by State in 2010 (MW)
38 states have utility-scale wind installations.
14 states have more than 1,000 MW installed.
Wind Power Project Locations for 2009 and 2010
• Manufacturing
– History
• Import
– Transition to North American Factories
• Shorten The Supply Chain
– Employment
• Value to State and Local Governments
• Growth during Recession
Wind Power Manufacturing Locations 2004
Nacelle Factories 2004
Tower Factories 2004
Blade Factories 2004
All Online Wind-Related Manufacturing Facilities
At the end of
2010, there were
over 400
facilities online
making windrelated products.
The online
facilities span 42
U.S. Wind Industry Jobs by State
Of the 75,000 jobs across
the wind industry, Texas
ranked No.1 with the
largest amount of new
capacity in 2010, energyhub and offices in Houston
and strong manufacturing
across the state.
Illinois took the No. 2 spot
with strong 2010
installations and growing
manufacturing base.
With the recent heaving
manufacturing investment
in Colorado, the state
ranked No. 3 in terms of
wind jobs.
Winds Economic Ripple Effect for Jobs
U.S. Wind Industry Total Employment Over Time
Manufacturing continued to grow
in 2010, leading to a year-end
total of roughly 20,000 jobs in
wind-related manufacturing.
Increase in permanent operations
& maintenance jobs to help run
the expanding wind power fleet.
However, jobs in construction
and the various service sectors
that support project installation
were reduced from 2009 due to
the decline in new wind
Overall, even with the economic
headwinds, the U.S. wind
industry was still able to support
75,000 direct and indirect jobs in
2010, compared with 85,000 in
• Modes of Transport
– Truck
– Rail
– Barge
– Ship
• Current and Future Logistical Delivery
– Multi-Mode
• Challenges to deliver the product
– Safety to the public
– Multiple differences in the Commodities
– Lack of Uniformity
Weight restrictions
Height Restrictions
Route Continuity
Pass Through Restrictions
State /Police and Pilot Car Differences
– County and City Changes and Restrictions
– Construction
• How Can We Improve The Process
– Work closer with State and Local Governments
– Wind Corridors
– Uniformity
• Weight
• Length – Width – Height
• Police and Commercial Escort Requirements
– Multi-State Routes
– Multi-State Permits
• On the Road to Success
– WASHTO Multi State Permit
– TxPROS – Texas Permitting and Routing
Optimization System
– Wisconsin OS/OW Freight Network
– Regional State DOT/Permit Association
On the Road to Success
OS/OW Supply Chain Management
OS/OW Freight

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