AWEA WINDPOWER 2017
Morrison & Foerster participated in the 2017 AWEA Windpower Conference, where wind turbine manufacturing leaders shared insights into current company successes and challenges, domestic and global markets, and the future of the industry. With the five-year PTC extension and phasedown in place, wind project developers acted enthusiastically at the end of 2016 to secure wind turbine equipment to qualify for the full value of the PTC. Participants discussed insights on how recent strong activity fits into overall growth strategies, helping to scale up business and capture greater market share. In a world of falling solar costs and continued low natural gas prices, wind turbine manufacturers must continue to lower costs, pushing the limits in turbine technology, O&M, and repowering services. This event explored the top OEMs plan to compete and thrive in the next five years and beyond.