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Press Releases

AWEA statement on the Clean Energy for America Act

02 May 2019

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) statement on Clean Energy for America Act.

Blogs

First quarter results: Records keep falling as wind pipeline hits all-time high

30 April 2019

AWEA’s newly-released first quarter market report shows just how busy American wind power is—a record 39,000 megawatts (MW) of new wind projects are now under construction or in advanced development.

Press Releases

US wind development pipeline grew by 6,146 MW in first quarter

26 April 2019

New AWEA report reveals more US wind power capacity under construction and advanced development than ever before

Blogs

Wind breaks a new record in Southwest Power Pool

26 April 2019

This past weekend, wind power set a new record in the Southwest Power Pool (SPP), the regional grid that covers most of the midwestern United States. On April 21, wind’s share of power generation reached 66.5 percent for the region. According to SPP, wind provided 14,063 megawatts (MW) of its 21,148 MW total load.

Blogs

WINDPOWER 2019: Why we’re celebrating Wind+

24 April 2019

American wind power emerged from 2018 stronger than ever, now with the ability to power 30 million homes after eight percent capacity growth last year. The newly released U.S. Wind Industry Annual Market Report, Year Ending 2018 reveals U.S. wind power supports a record 114,000 jobs, over 500 domestic factories, and more than $1 billion a year in revenue for states and communities hosting wind farms. This growth is bringing economic development to all 50 states and farming and factory towns in need of new opportunity– wind is working hard for America!

Blogs

Fact check: New report on renewable portfolio standards misses the mark

23 April 2019

The University of Chicago (UCH) released a “working paper” this week examining renewable portfolio standards (RPSs). Unfortunately, it’s based on false pretenses and uses a questionable economic model to claim RPSs are substantially more costly to consumers than previously thought. While it is important to understand the effectiveness and impacts of these programs, the authors’ use of unrealistic assumptions and faulty logic leads to biased estimates that don’t align with real-world outcomes.

Press Releases

TransWest Express Transmission Project passes another major development hurdle

22 April 2019

Upgraded and expanded transmission infrastructure is essential to unlock homegrown renewable energy and further strengthen grid resilience

Blogs

New industry research effort on wildlife takes flight with seven new promising projects

22 April 2019

Wind power is once again taking the lead on wildlife conservation. At AWEA’s Wind Project Siting and Environmental Compliance Conference, the Wind Wildlife Research Fund (WWRF), an industry-led initiative to pool investment for wind and wildlife solutions, announced support for seven research projects aimed at tackling the industry’s most difficult wildlife challenges. The initiatives are part of the industry’s efforts to maximize wind’s conservation potential.

Blogs

Sam Enfield receives AWEA’s Special Achievement Award

22 April 2019

Sam Enfield, Senior Advisor at MAP® Energy, was recognized last month with a Special Achievement Award at AWEA’s Siting and Environmental Compliance Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in recognition of an unparalleled career in wind development and siting.

Press Releases

FERC directs SPP to lift unjust membership exit fee

19 April 2019

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) issued a statement in response to FERC directing SPP to eliminate the membership exit fee for non-transmission owners.

Blogs

New York announces critical grid modernization projects

16 April 2019

The American Society of Civil Engineers rates the country’s electric grid an unacceptable D+. It notes that many U.S. transmission lines were built in 1950’s and 60’s and have far outlived their 50-year life expectancy. Some lines are over a century old. That’s hardly adequate to support a competitive global economy and today’s modern technology.

Press Releases

AWEA endorses energy storage ITC bill in Senate

12 April 2019

Encouraging investment in America’s energy storage systems would improve grid resilience, create new clean energy jobs and bring the grid into the 21st century