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Blogs

Veterans Day 2018: Meet the veterans working in wind

12 November 2018

This Veterans Day AWEA is celebrating by launching a campaign to honor our Veterans. The U.S. wind industry proudly hires veterans at a rate 72 percent higher than the national average, and the skills, teamwork and dedication they acquire while serving are perfect fits for wind work. Last week, we visited wind projects in Texas and Illinois to meet some of our veterans and thank them for their service. 

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New report: Renewables saved Texans $5.7 billion

12 November 2018

Like everything in Texas, wind power is super-sized in the Lone Star State. Texas has more installed wind capacity than the Oklahoma, Iowa and California combined, the states occupying slots two through four on America’s wind leader board. In fact, only four countries in the entire world have built more wind than Texas.

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University of Texas study highlights wind’s low cost

09 November 2018

Wind, solar and natural gas have the lowest levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) in the majority of counties across the United States, according to a new report from The University of Texas at Austin’s Energy Institute, part of a series of white papers on the Full Cost of Electricity...In the areas where wind was not the lowest cost resource, it was often the second lowest, with the average difference between the first and second least cost technology for all locations at $0.029/kilowatt hour (kWh).

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National lab report confirms wind’s contributions to a reliable power system

05 November 2018

There is an all too common misconception among policy makers, regulators, and power market participants that wind energy isn’t reliable, and that turbines can’t provide essential grid reliability services. In reality, wind turbines can provide many of the services needed for reliable grid operations, including voltage and reactive power control, frequency response, active power control, and voltage and frequency ride-through. That means wind energy can help boost the overall reliability of America’s electricity grid.

Press Releases

AWEA comments on new PJM fuel security study

01 November 2018

PJM system is reliable and would continue to be with markets that reward technology-neutral grid services

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Working a wind farm: The right way to communicate via radio

01 November 2018

We all know that communication is essential to a strong relationship. This is certainly true when working on a wind farm. Down-tower to up-tower, up-tower to down-tower, back to the shop, and especially in an emergency, knowing the proper way to communicate via radio will ensure a smooth and clear operations.

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Highlights from a third quarter wind boom

01 November 2018

We’ve finished running the numbers, and the figures once again show an industry on the upswing. The third quarter proved to be an exciting one for the U.S. wind industry, with more projects under construction than ever before, record volumes of corporate power purchase agreements (PPAs), and seven states on their way to more than double their wind capacity.

Press Releases

Seven states to double their wind power in near term as Q3 development picks up

30 October 2018

Most powerful land-based turbines to date emerge as U.S. wind power continues strong growth

Press Releases

Rep. Loebsack receives “U.S. Wind Champion Award”

23 October 2018

Congressman’s longstanding leadership on wind power creates jobs and benefits for farm and factory towns across Iowa

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A novice’s take on the Offshore WINDPOWER Conference

23 October 2018

Last week, AWEA hosted its annual Offshore WINDPOWER Conference. With over 1,000 industry professionals in attendance and representatives from the Federal and state governments, Offshore WINDPOWER offered something for everyone. 

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Microsoft, Walmart, Iron Mountain: The corporate buyer parade continues

18 October 2018

It’s been a banner week for corporate purchasers. First, Iron Mountain, Microsoft and Walmart announced power purchase agreements (PPA) with five wind projects across the country. On top of that exciting news, Microsoft also announced a new and innovative solution for corporate purchasers called the volume firming agreement (VFA), which will help large companies power even more of their operations using wind.

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New EIA report shows wind pulls its weight

18 October 2018

A new report from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) found that wind and solar generated over 20 percent of the total electricity in 10 states last year. This offers yet another data point that renewables like wind power have become an important part of America’s electricity mix.