in News Departments > New & Noteworthy
print the content item

The U.S. wind energy industry is on track to add well over 3,000 MW to the nation's power generating capacity this year, thereby topping last year's record of 2,454 MW, according to the second-quarter market report released by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA).

An additional 935 MW completed during the second quarter brought the total installed during the first half of the year to 1,059 MW. With 603 MW added this year, Texas now has over 3,000 MW installed, strengthening its position as the state with the most wind power capacity, AWEA says. Texas is followed by California (2,376 MW), Iowa (967 MW), Minnesota (897 MW) and Washington (818 MW).

Wind turbine supply shortages and government policy that does not fully support investment in turbine manufacturing facilities, however, have been limiting factors for growth, the association notes, adding that the implementation of a national renewable energy portfolio standard may mitigate these constraints.



Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Report Disputes U.S. Agency's Renewable Energy Projections

A new analysis from the Sun Day Campaign says renewables are slated to provide 16% of U.S. generating capacity by 2018 - over 20 years earlier than forecast by the Energy Information Administration.


Kansas Renewables Mandate Survives Yet Another Attack, But Is It Too Early To Celebrate?

Over the past three years, some legislators have tried to either weaken or repeal the state's renewable portfolio standard, which requires Kansas utilities to reach 20% renewables by 2020.


AWEA Highlights U.S. Wind Success Stories Of 2013

Despite a 92% drop in new capacity last year, the sector still has myriad reasons to celebrate, according to a new report from the American Wind Energy Association.


Feds List New Bird Species As Threatened - Should Wind Developers Be Worried?

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is designating the lesser prairie-chicken as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. An expert explains how this might affect the wind industry.


Senate Committee Passes Bill With Two-Year PTC Extension

The Senate Finance Committee has voted on a tax extenders package, which includes both the production tax credit (PTC) and investment tax credit, and sent it to the floor.

WomenofWind_id
Acciona_id1907
JLG_id1900
UEA_id1896
bonfiglioli_id1913
AWEA_id1886