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    Thursday, July 25, 2019

    Record U.S. Wind Build

    24GW under construction in the US; The US has a record amount of wind capacity under construction, with some 24GW currently being built according to preliminary figures on the first half of 2019...

    18 July 2019 (Windpower Monthly)

    “…[Preliminary data for H1 2019 shows the U.S. has 24GW of wind in construction, up from 19GW in H1 2018. Only 1.5GW has come online, far short of the 6.6GW forecast for 2019, but] the final quarter of every year sees a flurry of commissioning at US sites and with the phase out of key subsidy, the Production Tax Credit, rapidly nearing its end a final rush is expected…[Eight utility-scale US projects] were commissioned in H1 2019: three in Iowa, two in Texas, and one each in Illinois, Michigan and Minnesota…[Thousands of MWs] of capacity are under construction and expected online this year in Texas, Iowa, Illinois and Oklahoma…GE Renewable Energy inched ahead of Vestas to become the leading OEM in the US in 2018…

    In the first half of the year, that trend continues, with GE just pipping Vestas for installed capacity added…[but Vestas has] more capacity under construction…[A total pipeline of 80GW is] in the early stages of development in the US, ranging from preliminary planning to the final stages of the permitting process…[Led by Massachusetts and New Jersey,] as much as 17.7GW is expected to be delivered offshore…[Onshore, Texas has 11.3GW in development and large] pipelines of around three or four gigawatts exist in Illinois, Iowa, Wyoming, South Dakota, New York and Nebraska…” click here for more


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