NewEnergyNews: TODAY’S STUDY: The Wind Boom Right Now

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YESTERDAY

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Mixed-ownership models spur utility investment in microgrids
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: How the wind industry can continue its boom into the 2020s
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Rhode Island targets a common perspective on DER values
  • THE DAY BEFORE

  • TODAY’S STUDY: The Way To Grow EVs
  • QUICK NEWS, April 25: Private Sector Takes Over The Climate Fight; How Sea Level Rise Would Change The Map; Wind Jobs Top 100,000 As Wind Energy Booms
  • THE DAY BEFORE THE DAY BEFORE

  • TODAY’S STUDY: The Risk Of Natural Gas Vs. The Risk Of Wind
  • QUICK NEWS, April 24: The Health Impacts Of Climate Change; New Energy Is Everywhere; Study Shows LA Does Not Need Aliso Canyon
  • THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • Weekend Video: How To Win Friends For New Energy
  • Weekend Video: The Electric Vehicle Highway
  • Weekend Video: Wind And The Economy
  • AND THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-A Deeper Look At The Heat
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Wind Gets Market Tough
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-UK Gets Utility-Led Solar Plus Storage
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Germany’s VW Talking Its EV To China
  • THE LAST DAY UP HERE

    THINGS-TO-THINK-ABOUT THURSDAY, April 20:

  • TTTA Thursday-U.S. Military Affirms Climate Change-War Link
  • TTTA Thursday-Solar Plus Hydro Drive Wholesale Power Cost Sub-Zero
  • TTTA Thursday-Wind Boom Goes On Growing Midwest Wealth
  • TTTA Thursday-More Kentucky Jobs In New Energy Than In Coal
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  • Another Tipping Point: US Coal Supply Decline So Real Even West Virginia Concurs (REPORT), November 26, 2013
  • SOLAR FOR ME BUT NOT FOR THEE ~ Xcel's Push to Undermine Rooftop Solar, September 20, 2013
  • NEW BILLS AND NEW BIRDS in Colorado's recent session, May 20, 2013
  • Lies, damned lies and politicians (October 8, 2012)
  • Colorado's Elegant Solution to Fracking (April 23, 2012)
  • Shale Gas: From Geologic Bubble to Economic Bubble (March 15, 2012)
  • Taken for granted no more (February 5, 2012)
  • The Republican clown car circus (January 6, 2012)
  • Twenty-Somethings of Colorado With Skin in the Game (November 22, 2011)
  • Occupy, Xcel, and the Mother of All Cliffs (October 31, 2011)
  • Boulder Can Own Its Power With Distributed Generation (June 7, 2011)
  • The Plunging Cost of Renewables and Boulder's Energy Future (April 19, 2011)
  • Paddling Down the River Denial (January 12, 2011)
  • The Fox (News) That Jumped the Shark (December 16, 2010)
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  • THINGS-TO-THINK-ABOUT THURSDAY, April 27:

  • Inside The White House Fight On Climate
  • New Energy Is The Jobs Engine
  • Wind Industry Boom Getting Bigger
  • Funding Better Transportation

    Monday, November 21, 2016

    TODAY’S STUDY: The Wind Boom Right Now

    U.S. Wind Industry Third Quarter 2016 Market Report

    October 20, 2016 (American Wind Energy Association)

    The U.S. wind industry installed 895 megawatts (MW) during the third quarter of 2016, bringing year-to-date installations to 1,725 MW. The U.S. now has an installed capacity of 75,716 MW.

    Project developers reported over 20,000 MW of wind capacity under construction or in advanced development, with more than 3,700 MW of new announcements made during the third quarter. There are now 13,563 MW under construction and 6,717 MW in advanced development.

    Nearly 3,200 MW of power purchase agreements (PPA) have been signed since the beginning of 2016.

    Key Takeaways

    2016 Wind Project Installations

    • The U.S. wind industry installed 895 MW of wind capacity during the third quarter of 2016, bringing year-to-date installations to 1,725 MW.

    • The industry installed 390 wind turbines across seven states during the third quarter. Texas led the country with 620 MW of wind capacity installed, becoming the first state to surpass 18,000 MW of installed wind capacity.

    • Wind projects were also commissioned in Minnesota (200 MW), Maine (43 MW), Rhode Island (12 MW), Oregon (10 MW), Massachusetts (8 MW), and Utah (2 MW).

    • There are now 75,716 MW of installed wind capacity in the United States, with more than 49,000 wind turbines operating in 40 states, plus Guam and Puerto Rico.

    • GE Renewable Energy and Vestas installed a combined 98% of the 895 MW commissioned during the third quarter.

    Wind Capacity Under Construction or in Advanced Development

    • Project developers reported 13,563 MW under construction and 6,717 MW in advanced development, a combined 20,280 MW of wind capacity.

    • Since the beginning of 2016, combined under construction and advanced development capacity has averaged 15% growth quarter over quarter.

    • Project developers reported 2,501 MW in new construction announcements. Texas led the nation with 895 MW in new announcements.

    • The industry also reported 1,216 MW in new advanced development announcements, including Alliant Energy’s planned 500 MW Whispering Willow expansion in Iowa.

    Strong Power Purchaser Activity

    • Project developers signed 729 MW of PPAs during the third quarter, including 458 MW signed by corporate and other emerging customers of wind. For the year, non-utility purchasers represent 33% of total project capacity contracted.

    • The 3,193 MW in year-to-date signed PPAs represent a 39% increase in activity compared to the same time period last year.

    • 20 electric utilities released wind-eligible requests for proposals (RFPs) year-to-date, with nine RFPs released specifically for wind energy capacity. Three open RFPs are currently seeking up to 1,800 MW of wind capacity

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