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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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Over 5,500 MW in Q1 wind energy announcements boost development pipeline 40 percent over Q1 2017

Strong demand for affordable, reliable wind energy drove a busy first quarter for new U.S. wind farm announcements. Wind power’s low cost and stable energy prices motivated utility and non-utility customers to sign contracts for 3,500 megawatts (MW) of U.S. wind capacity in the first quarter of 2018, a high water mark in recent years, … Continue reading Over 5,500 MW in Q1 wind energy announcements boost development pipeline 40 percent over Q1 2017

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U.S. wind energy sector now employs 105,000 people

The fast-growing clean sector now employs 105,500 men and women across all 50 states after a bumper year of 9 percent growth, according to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). “American wind power reached new heights for energy generated and US jobs in 2017. And don’t be surprised when the industry continues to break records,” … Continue reading U.S. wind energy sector now employs 105,000 people

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Top six wind energy trends in 2017

AWEA released its 2017 Annual Market report today, and it’s full of new data and positive industry trends observed over the past year. There’s a lot of good news to share, and the full report is definitely worth a read, but here are a few key takeaways you need to know: More families and businesses … Continue reading Top six wind energy trends in 2017

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Wind powers forward to reach 30 percent in four states

Wind power, the largest source of U.S. renewable electricity generating capacity, now supplies more than 30 percent of the electricity in four states, Iowa, Kansas, Oklahoma, and South Dakota, after strong growth in 2017. Industry leaders released the news from the state capitol in New Mexico, a rising star for wind power. New Mexico added … Continue reading Wind powers forward to reach 30 percent in four states

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Acciona wins AWEA’s top awards for safety & operations

For its U.S. wind projects, Acciona Energy has received the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) Safety and Health Achievement Gold Award and the Operations in Excellence Award. According to Acciona, the Operations in Excellence Award recognizes excellence in the effective operation of wind farms, and the Safety and Health Gold Achievement award is AWEA’s highest level … Continue reading Acciona wins AWEA’s top awards for safety & operations

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Changes before Ohio siting board would be death sentence for wind power

The American Wind Energy Association and the Mid-Atlantic Renewable Energy Coalition submitted comments today to the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) opposing changes to the wind farm setback waiver process proposed by long-time wind opponent State Representative Bill Seitz (R-Cincinnati). AWEA released this statement: “State Rep. Seitz’s proposal to the Ohio Power Siting Board would twist … Continue reading Changes before Ohio siting board would be death sentence for wind power

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Vast US market for offshore wind energy comes into focus

The American wind power industry expressed its thanks to leaders up and down the Atlantic Coast for advancing offshore wind projects that can create 40,000 jobs within a decade, revitalize ocean ports, and power millions of homes with clean energy. “Unlocking America’s vast offshore wind potential will reliably deliver large amounts of clean power, grow … Continue reading Vast US market for offshore wind energy comes into focus

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U.S. wind power industry closed 2017 strong, delivering 7,017 megawatts (MW) of new wind power capacity

The U.S. wind power industry closed 2017 strong, delivering 7,017 megawatts (MW) of new wind power capacity representing $11 billion in new private investment, according to the U.S. Wind Industry Fourth Quarter 2017 Market Report, released today. Twenty-nine new wind farms totaling 4,125 MW came online across 16 states in the fourth quarter. The wind … Continue reading U.S. wind power industry closed 2017 strong, delivering 7,017 megawatts (MW) of new wind power capacity

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