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Recapping an impactful Wind Power on Capitol Hill

Last Wednesday was an important day for American wind power at the federal level. Over 160 members of the U.S. wind industry met with almost 250 House and Senate legislators and their staffs. That’s like meeting with nearly half of all of Congress. How did 160 people accomplish this impressive feat? By participating in Wind … Continue reading Recapping an impactful Wind Power on Capitol Hill

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The American Wind Energy Association recognizes industry leaders in operations and safety

Invenergy, Apex Clean Energy, Planet Windpower, Wanzek Construction and Acciona were honored last week at AWEA’s O&M and Safety Conference. The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) last week recognized five accomplished individuals and companies as part of its Safety and Health Excellence Recognition and Excellence in Operations programs. Each year, these programs recognize industry leaders … Continue reading The American Wind Energy Association recognizes industry leaders in operations and safety

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The largest wind energy conference in the Western Hemisphere is coming to Houston

AWEA’s 2019 WINDPOWER Conference will highlight how wind and its growing list of partners and allies can, together, power the future with cost-competitive, clean energy. The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) WINDPOWER Conference is coming to Houston, the energy capital of the world, from May 20-23. 2018 was a historic year as wind power surpassed … Continue reading The largest wind energy conference in the Western Hemisphere is coming to Houston

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There are now 96,488 MW of cumulative installed wind energy capacity in the United States

US wind power industry reports third strongest quarter ever for new capacity installations. With a robust pipeline of new wind farms currently under construction or in advanced development, wind power’s strong 2018 is continuing this year. Projects totaling 2,125 MW started construction and a further 3,661 MW entered the advanced development phase in the quarter. … Continue reading There are now 96,488 MW of cumulative installed wind energy capacity in the United States

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AWEA releases model legislation to guide consumer-friendly electrification

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) released model legislation today designed to help states prepare for the consumer-driven electrification boom. The model legislation is based on findings in AWEA’s new study, “A Shared Future: Electrification and Renewable Energy,” also released today. The report offers insights to electricity providers, state legislators, and regulators as they develop … Continue reading AWEA releases model legislation to guide consumer-friendly electrification

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American Wind Energy Association offers guide to electrification policies

The Pew Research Center reported in 2018 that among American adults, 85% supported increased reliance on wind power, including 79% of Republicans and 91% of Democrats. The way we power everyday life in the U.S. is changing. Electric vehicles (EVs) are exploding in popularity. Home heating is becoming electrified. Even New York City is adding … Continue reading American Wind Energy Association offers guide to electrification policies

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How are utilities changing their electric generating mixes?

As the old saying goes, there’s nothing permanent except change. This certainly holds true for the U.S. energy landscape. It is constantly evolving and renewable energy cost declines, technology advancements, and impending power plant retirements are driving the transition. How can we stay up-to-date on these changes? And more importantly, what role will wind energy … Continue reading How are utilities changing their electric generating mixes?

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New York 9 GW offshore wind power target

The American Wind Energy Association issued the following statement reacting to New York Governor Cuomo’s announcement, which more than triples the state’s offshore wind development target from 2.4 GW by 2030 to 9 GW by 2035. “By more than tripling New York’s already impressive offshore wind goal, Governor Cuomo has redefined offshore wind ambition nationwide,” … Continue reading New York 9 GW offshore wind power target

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National lab report confirms wind energy contributions to a reliable power system

There is an all too common misconception among policy makers, regulators, and power market participants that wind energy isn’t reliable, and that turbines can’t provide essential grid reliability services. In reality, wind turbines can provide many of the services needed for reliable grid operations, including voltage and reactive power control, frequency response, active power control, … Continue reading National lab report confirms wind energy contributions to a reliable power system

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Wyoming on track to double its wind power

Despite the recognizable landscape of wind turbines standing sentinel between Casper and Laramie, Wyoming still lags far behind the biggest wind states in the country. But that is expected to slowly change. Wyoming is one of seven states in the country on track to double the amount of energy it can produce from wind power, … Continue reading Wyoming on track to double its wind power

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Highlights from a third quarter wind power boom

We’ve finished running the numbers, and the figures once again show an industry on the upswing. The third quarter proved to be an exciting one for the U.S. wind turbines industry, with more wind farm projects under construction than ever before, record volumes of corporate power purchase agreements (PPAs), and seven states on their way … Continue reading Highlights from a third quarter wind power boom

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American Wind Energy Association comments on new PJM fuel security study

PJM, the nation’s largest power grid operator, issued a new study this morning analyzing fuel supply resilience on their system. Amy Farrell, the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) Senior Vice President for Government and Public Affairs made the following comment: “Energy regulators and grid operators confirm the reliability and resilience of the U.S. power system, … Continue reading American Wind Energy Association comments on new PJM fuel security study

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Rep. Loebsack receives “U.S. Wind Champion Award”

Congressman’s longstanding leadership on wind power creates jobs and benefits for farm and factory towns across Iowa. The American Wind Energy Association named Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-Iowa) a U.S. Wind Champion for the 115th Congress at an event hosted by MidAmerican Energy in their Prairie Wind Farm operations center. AWEA presents U.S. Wind Champion Awards … Continue reading Rep. Loebsack receives “U.S. Wind Champion Award”

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A novice’s take on the Offshore WINDPOWER Conference

Last week, American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) hosted its largest Offshore WINDPOWER Conference ever. With over 1,000 industry professionals in attendance and representatives from the Federal and state governments, Offshore WINDPOWER offered something for everyone. Even someone like me, who joined the wind power industry only earlier this summer. While many were hustling around the … Continue reading A novice’s take on the Offshore WINDPOWER Conference

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American Wind Energy Association launches new worker safety campaign

AWEA’s October 2018 Safety Campaign, Stop the Shock: Stay Current and Avoid the Current, kicks off this week. The campaign will raise electrical safety awareness for wind energy workers and equip them with the knowledge they need to work safely and efficiently. With a record amount of wind power capacity under construction in the U.S. … Continue reading American Wind Energy Association launches new worker safety campaign

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U.S. wind energy surpass 90 GW with strong demand from Fortune 500 brands and utilities

A record amount of wind energy capacity is now under construction at wind farms across America, according to second quarter results released today by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). Strong demand for low-cost wind power from utilities and other buyers, including major corporations like AT&T and Walmart this quarter, continues to drive the industry’s … Continue reading U.S. wind energy surpass 90 GW with strong demand from Fortune 500 brands and utilities

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Connecticut taps Deepwater Wind for 200 MW of offshore wind power

Connecticut have selected a proposal by Deepwater Wind to supply 200 MW of offshore wind power to the state, it was announced on Wednesday. Deepwater Wind took part in a Request for Proposals (RfP) for renewable energy projects, offering to provide 200 MW of offshore wind to Connecticut from its Revolution Wind project in the Atlantic … Continue reading Connecticut taps Deepwater Wind for 200 MW of offshore wind power

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AWEA statement on Connecticut offshore wind energy procurement

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) issued the following statement in response to Connecticut announcing the procurement of 200 megawatts of offshore wind: “Governor Malloy’s offshore wind leadership positions Connecticut as a first mover for this new American industry,” said Nancy Sopko, Director, Offshore Wind, American Wind Energy Association. “With demand for 1,400 megawatts of … Continue reading AWEA statement on Connecticut offshore wind energy procurement

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Proposed action to bail out nuclear, coal plants is misguided, would hurt consumers

A diverse group of energy industry associations including energy efficiency and storage, natural gas, oil, solar and wind issued the following statement condemning the Administration’s draft plan to bail out coal and nuclear plants across the country. Amy Farrell, American Wind Energy Association Senior Vice President for Government and Public Affairs (AWEA): “Independent energy regulators, … Continue reading Proposed action to bail out nuclear, coal plants is misguided, would hurt consumers

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WindEurope sparks debate on wind energy integration at AWEA 2018

The American Wind Energy Association is hosting its annual event in Chicago this week, providing an opportunity for WindEurope members to address Europe’s approach to integrating wind into the energy system. Wind meets 12% of Europe’s power demand and, in the US, Oklahoma, Iowa, Kansas, South Dakota already get more than 30% of their power … Continue reading WindEurope sparks debate on wind energy integration at AWEA 2018

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