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The Wind Energy Supply Chain Initiative (WESCI), a new wind energy initiative, will create jobs, grow Pennsylvania's manufacturing base and produce environmentally friendly, home-grown energy, says Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Yablonsky.

"Pennsylvania has a growing base of wind energy providers already here," Yablonsky says. "Companies like Gamesa in Cambria and Bucks counties; GE Wind in Erie; and Iberdrola, with operations in Somerset, Schuylkill and Luzerne counties, already have a significant presence in Pennsylvania, and they need hundreds of manufactured components to build, maintain and expand their operations. Wind and alternative energy providers need suppliers, and this initiative will help providers and suppliers find and connect with one another. WESCI will help attract wind energy providers and help more Pennsylvania manufacturers to transition and enter the growing alternative energy market."

As examples of wind industry supply needs, Yablonsky cited electrical equipment, power transmission devices, turbine generators, fabricated parts, gearboxes and bearings.

Key to the WESCI initiative will be the commonwealth's industrial resource center network - seven regional centers that provide comprehensive process improvement and strategic consulting services to Pennsylvania's small- and medium-sized manufacturers. Under the WESCI initiative, the centers will help identify supply chain gaps, gather provider requirements and find qualified suppliers.

SOURCE: Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development



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