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Press Releases

AWEA supports a level playing field for energy storage technologies

10 December 2018

Broad coalition of over 150 companies and energy groups ask Congress for a stand-alone storage ITC

Press Releases

Leading wind companies announce new Wind Wildlife Research Fund at biannual meeting of 400 researchers in Saint Paul

03 December 2018

First-of-its-kind fund will speed deployment of innovative solutions

Blogs

Things we’re thankful for in 2018

21 November 2018

We have a lot to be thankful for so far in 2018. The wind industry is booming, offshore wind is scaling up, and industry growth is creating jobs and boosting rural economies. Wind continues to become more affordable, making way for a clean energy future in the US, and last week, we launched a new campaign to honor the veterans working in wind.

Blogs

New Lazard report: Wind is more affordable than ever

20 November 2018

November is here, and that means peak foliage, turkey stuffing, and the release of Lazard’s Levelized Cost of Energy analysis. For electricity geeks, it’s an early holiday gift. And each year the gift keeps getting better and better for renewable energy.

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. 

Blogs

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.

Blogs

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).

Blogs

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

Blogs

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.

Blogs

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.

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