Shenandoah Valley Partnership
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From Virginia’s first large scale wind farm, a hospital that gets energy from a landfill, to sustainable, off the grid housing, the Shenandoah Valley is a leader in alternate energy development and deployment.  

Institute for Energy and Environmental Research

The Institute for Energy and Environmental Research at James Madison University builds on JMU's recognized leadership in the Commonwealth of Virginia for developing and implementing innovative alternative energy solutions and applied environmental research programs. In addition to working with faculty, staff and students at JMU, the Institute for Energy and Environmental Sustainability (IEES), housed within the Office of the Vice Provost for Research and Public Service, facilitates strategic alliances with external partners to advance the university's research and service projects.

Initiatives within IEES include:

The Wind Power Applications and Technologies Team at JMU provides wind related services to local governments, state agencies, landowners, academia, non-governmental organizations, and businesses. These services include wind resource measurements, economic modeling, education & outreach, energy policy analysis, assessment of technical specifications, Geographic Information Systems analysis, and the strategic deployment of wind power within the Commonwealth and beyond.

Alternate Energy Companies and Projects

Shenandoah Sustainable Technologies, Harrisonburg, VA
KVK Precision Specialties, Inc., Shenandoah, VA
Valley Precision, Inc., Waynesboro, VA
Highland New Wind Development, LLC, Highland County, VA
Capture Energy, Staunton, VA
Wholesome Energy, Edinburg, VA
SUNRNR, Port Republic, VA
Bryan Tool & Machining, Inc., Broadway, VA
Secure Futures, Staunton, VA

Training Resources

Virginia Center for Wind Energy at James Madison University
Small Wind Installer Training Program

Dabney S. Lancaster Community College
Basic Wind Turbine Service Technology Certificate

Dabney S. Lancaster Community College
Green Education and Sustainability Courses and Certificates

Lord Fairfax Community College
Construction and Industrial Trades Courses, Certificates and Apprenticeships