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AWEA-California is the voice of the utility-scale wind industry in California.  Our team develops and communicates strategic and technical advice to key decision-makers to ensure an affordable, reliable, and clean energy future for the State.

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) is the national trade association for the U.S. wind industry – the country’s fastest growing energy industry. With thousands of wind industry members and wind policy advocates, AWEA promotes wind energy as a clean source of electricity for American consumers.

As the premier organization representing the interests of America’s wind energy industry, AWEA counts hundreds of organizations in its membership program. AWEA members are wind power project developers and parts manufacturers; utilities and researchers – organizations at the forefront of the wind energy industry.

AWEA’s network of hundreds of thousands of wind energy activists hail from across the country, and these individuals call on their members of Congress to support wind energy through our advocacy program. Meanwhile, our Regional Partner organizations promote the growth of wind energy nationwide at the local and state levels.

Danielle Osborn Mills

Danielle Osborn Mills has over a decade of experience on complex California energy and environmental challenges. As Principal of Renewable Energy Strategies and Director of AWEA-California, she coordinates member companies in the development of policy priorities and positions, and advocates for policies that promote the development of utility-scale wind as part of a balanced portfolio.


Danielle has a B.S. in Natural Resources from the University of Michigan and her M.P.A. from the University of Washington.  She is most interested in upholding a strong connection between science and policy and ensuring policies that allow for an efficient and equitable transition to a clean and sustainable energy system. 


In her free time, Danielle encourages children to experience and enjoy science and nature.  She loves hiking and running the trails of the Sierra foothills with her family.

The AWEA-California Team

Director: Danielle Osborn Mills, Renewable Energy Strategies

Political Consultants: Lea-Ann Tratten and Jena Price, TrattenPrice Consulting

Regulatory Counsel: Brian Biering, Ellison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP

Transmission, Integration, and Regional Expansion Technical Consultants: Caitlin Liotiris, Energy Strategies

Communications, Market Analysis, Modeling, Transmission, and Siting Analytics Support: American Wind Energy Association

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