Wind Energy Cluster: companies that identify, develop, and utilize wind energy resources, or that manufacture components for initial turbine construction and ongoing turbine maintenance.



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What does this cluster contribute
to the economy?

  • Firms in the wind development industry are examining ways to engage Oregon’s manufacturing base to begin to manufacture parts and components for wind turbines so that Oregon manufacturing firms can participate in the original manufacturing and maintenance of wind turbines
  • Oregon’s Business Energy Tax Credit creates an incentive for firms that manufacture renewable energy components to locate in the state
  • Presence of a strong and collaborative metals manufacturing network can lead to synergy with wind energy firms
  • Creating national and perhaps global competitive advantage for the clean tech industries in Portland requires the active engagement of each of the industries. PDC is convening thought-leaders from each industry as a first step in a process to identify opportunities and barriers in each industry and, ultimately, to develop a strategy to exploit opportunities and remove barriers
Oregon's 1,920 MW (as of January 2010) of installed wind power is estimated to bring the state:
  • Over $3.1 billion in new capital investment
  • Over $20 million in annual royalty payments to rural landowners
  • Roughly $250 million collected for local property tax and community services over the life of projects
  • Supported nearly 2,800 construction jobs
  • Roughly 155 new permanent family-wage jobs for operation and maintenance


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Pam Neal
Senior Program Manager, Clean Tech Team
Wind Industry Liaison
Portland Development Commission
Contact us and/or request a meeting





We participate in the following national & international shows:

  • PGE
  • PacifiCorp
  • Business Oregon
  • Cascade Wind
  • Bonneville Power ADM
  • PacificCorp
  • Portland General Electric
  • Columbia Energy Partners
  • Ecology & Environment
  • Enxco
  • Element Power
  • Everpower Oregon LLC
  • First Wind
  • Garrad Hassan America Inc
  • Horizon Wind
  • HPS Construction
  • Iberdrola Renewable
  • Invenergy
  • Miles Wind Services
  • Moventas Inc.
  • NEXion DG
  • Oregon Steel Mills
  • Oregon Wind Corporation
  • RES Americas
  • Suzlon Wind Energy Corporation
  • Third Planet
  • Vestas-American Wind Technologies, Inc.
  • Westcon-Wind Energy Tool Division