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  • Tuesday, August 8, 2017

    Another Big Quarter For Wind

    Wind industry development up 40% in strong second quarter; Kansas now fifth state with over 5,000 megawatts of wind installed

    July 27, 2017 (American Wind Energy Association)

    “Over 40 percent more wind power projects are under construction or advanced development in America than at this time last year, according to [the industry’s second-quarter market report]…Across the country, 29 wind projects, representing a combined 3,841 megawatts (MW), announced that they either began construction or entered advanced development in April through June 2017, for a total of 25,819 MW of wind projects currently underway. That is up more than 7,500 MW from the 18,279 MW underway as of one year ago, an impressive feat because nearly 10,000 MW of additional wind projects came online over that time period and therefore were subtracted from the under-construction total…[S]ix major commercial and industrial customers buying U.S. wind power for the first time, including Apple and General Mills…Strong wind power development continued in rural America this quarter, where wind has become a major source of new investment and jobs in many communities…Momentum behind offshore wind continued this quarter following last year’s completion of the first American offshore wind project off Rhode Island… During the second quarter, the Maryland Public Service Commission awarded offshore renewable energy credits (ORECs) to two planned offshore wind energy projects that will total 368 MW…[and] Massachusetts, in partnership with local electric distribution companies, issued a request for proposals for between 400 MW and 800 MW of offshore wind power…” click here for more

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