The Northeast Wind Resource Center (NWRC) seeks to provide credible information, targeted outreach, and direct engagement with decision makers about wind energy deployment in the northeast. The NWRC spans both offshore and land-based wind energy development at the commercial and community scale. CESA currently manages the NWRC.

From 2014 to mid-2018, the US Department of Energy provided partial funding for the NWRC. The John Merck Fund provided additional funding. During that time, Clean Energy Group and CESA led the offshore wind work. Sustainable Energy Advantage, LLC (SEA) assisted with land-based wind work, and the Maine Ocean and Wind Industry Initiative (MOWII) served as key liaison between the project and the wind industry.

Detailed information and resources related to the NWRC are located at:

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Project Contacts:

Offshore Wind: Val Stori, CESA Project Director,

Land-based Wind: Diana Chace, CESA Project Director,

NWRC Mission and Background

NWRC builds on a strong foundation of policies at the state level, extensive networks of stakeholders interested in wind energy, and important prior stakeholder engagement and educational activities, including the New England Wind Energy Education Project, the Offshore Wind Accelerator Project, and the New England Wind Forum. Aggressive state policies driving demand for renewable energy generation require the development of appropriately-sited wind, which faces challenges that include public acceptance and high costs, to name a few. NWRC collects and presents information on issues impacting public acceptance to help local, state, and regional decision makers reach well-informed, fact-based decisions regarding appropriately sited wind projects.  It also brings the expertise and knowledge from experienced offshore wind European policy makers, financiers, and developers.

Offshore Program

Please visit our Offshore Wind page for more information about our offshore activities.


Published research, studies, and analyses associated with the issues impacting public acceptance of wind deployment are available in the NWRC Resource Library.