“The $800,000 grant we provided to James Madison University will enable us to construct a state of-the-art wind training facility in Harrisonburg. This facility will help explore new ways to maximize wind energy production in Virginia, and provide workers with the skills they need to service wind energy businesses that locate in our state.”
— Bill Bolling, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia
The 2010 Virginia Wind Energy Symposium was held in June 2010 on JMU’s campus. At the symposium, Bolling announced an $800,000 grant to develop a wind training and testing facility at JMU.