in News Departments > New & Noteworthy
print the content item

The U.S. only saw one wind farm, comprising about 43 MW, enter service in the third quarter, meaning the country has installed a total 432 MW of wind capacity so far this year, according to a new analysis from SNL Energy. Last year, the U.S. reached a record high of 13.1 GW of new installed capacity.

However, SNL says that as many in the wind sector work to take advantage of the extended production tax credit, 7,562 MW of U.S. wind is currently under construction or in advanced development.

According to the analysis, the 42.7 MW unit of Pattern Energy’s 265 MW Ocotillo wind farm was the only wind capacity to come online in the third quarter. The project, located in Imperial County, Calif., started up operations of the first approximately 223 MW in December 2012. The project’s remaining 18 additional turbines began generating power in July 2013.

The full SNL Energy report is available here.



IowaDeptEconDevel_id1863

Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

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.


Five Common Gearbox Failures And How To Identify Them

Wind turbine gearbox failures are a major source of unplanned maintenance costs. An expert explains the most frequent failure modes and offers prevention tips.

WomenofWind_id
Acciona_id1907
UEA_id1896
JLG_id1900
bonfiglioli_id1913
AWEA_id1886