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ACP reenergizes with an expanded mission, executive hires

Former wind energy association broadens portfolio under new CEO who says it must continue evolving with industry it represents


May 28, 2021
By Walt Williams

Wind energy currently makes up the largest source of renewable energy in the U.S., according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. But the association for the wind industry realized its singular focus was becoming obsolete.

“The days of a pure-play wind company are over,” said Heather Zichal, CEO of the American Clean Power Association. “Most of the (association’s) members are in wind and solar, wind and storage, and wind and solar and storage. As the industry evolved, they looked at the trade association and said, ‘The trade association needs to evolve with us.’”