How Missouri Is Approaching Wind Industry Supply Chain Development - May 2010


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An overview of how Missouri is promoting the expansion of the state\'s wind energy industry - As presented at the American Wind Energy Association\'s 2010 WINDPOWER Conference and Expo

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How Missouri Is Approaching Wind Industry Supply Chain Development - May 2010

  1. 1. Helping Build the Wind Industry p g y in Missouri A Supply Chain Development Case Study Christopher Chung President & CEO The Missouri Partnership May 26, 2010
  2. 2. Topics of Discussion • Challenges in Missouri to building awareness among the i industry and potential supply i chain participants • Action steps taken to-date by Missouri to build up the p p potential supply chain pp y • What Missouri must still do to preserve momentum in this area
  3. 3. Challenges in Missouri Perception-Based • Have not historically been viewed as a “wind state” Despite adding significant generation capacity in 2009 (300+ MW of announced new capacity) • Had not adopted a renewable-portfolio standard until recently RPS adopted through statewide ballot initiative in ‘08 • Historically low marketing profile overseas Public-private investment promotion group set up in ‘08 to market Missouri internationally for new investment
  4. 4. Challenges in Missouri Reality-Based • Have not landed a major OEM ( j (domestic or i international) Could not disclose ongoing conversations between g g the state and prospective OEM investors • Healthy manufacturing activity in automotive and other sectors (up until 2008) ( p ) Would have been difficult for certain potential suppliers to justify entering the wind industry • Traditional make-up of energy generation make up • Lack of targeted industry incentives Scarcity of financial assistance for companies willing to transition into the wind industry
  5. 5. Actions Taken in Missouri Product Development • Wind industry supply chain workshops Three workshops in 2009 Targeted at areas of highest industrial concentration concentration, including bi-state regions of Kansas City and St. Louis Goal of introducing existing industry to supply chain opportunities in the wind industry • Continued efforts to lure OEM investment • Structuring the RPS to maximize wind energy S uc u g e S o a e d e e gy demand in Missouri
  6. 6. Actions Taken in Missouri Wind Industry Supply Chain Workshops • Open to existing manufacturers of all sizes • Introduction to the industry (e.g. growth trends) • Overview of supply chain needs for typical utility-scale turbine (i.e. “large wind”) • Case study interviews with current suppliers • Review of federal and state incentives • Partnership with Great Lakes Wind Network • Excellent buy-in from community colleges, utility companies, railroads, and wind farm developers (e.g. Wind Capital Group)
  7. 7. Actions Taken in Missouri Product Awareness • More aggressive promotion of Missouri’s natural advantages for wind energy generation Extensive transmission infrastructure and high demand High-quality wind regime in Northwest Missouri New renewable portfolio standard of 15% by 2021 • Increased efforts in marketing Missouri to the wind industry Outreach efforts at AWEA and EWEA Earned media effort through industry trade publications bli ti
  8. 8. The Road Ahead for Missouri • Continued marketing push in the industry • Need “Phase 2” supply chain development i initiatives (e.g. capability assessments) • Need targeted incentives to spur demand for wind energy generation Production incentives Installation incentives • Need targeted incentives to spur supply chain development, esp. manufacturing Manufacturing iincentives f i i Creative use of energy stimulus funding Special permitting for component transportation
  9. 9. Questions?
  10. 10. Contact Information Christopher Chung President and CEO p The Missouri Partnership +314.725.0949 p