• [ December 11, 2013 ]
  • AWEA Report Released; Shows Increase in Wind Capacity


The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) released the U.S. Wind Industry Third Quarter 2013 Market Report.

U.S. Wind Power Capacity Growth, Courtesy of AWEA

According to the report, the industry slowed during the first half of the year, with only 1.6 MW in wind energy installed in the first quarter and 0 MW during the second. During the third quarter, however, the industry installed 69 MW, increasing the total installed wind capacity to 60,078 MW. Utilities have issued at least 28 RFP’s for wind, which have already led to at least 3,9000 MW of planned wind sites. Nearly 6,000 MW worth of long-term power purchase agreements have been signed since January, and as of September 30, 2013, 2,327 MW worth of sites were under construction in 13 states.



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