New Projects, Wind

U.S. installs more than 61-GW of wind; 14-GW more under construction

The U.S. has started construction on more than 14,000-MW of wind energy and has more than 61,000-MW installed in the second quarter.

According to American Wind Energy Association (AWEA)’s “U.S. Wind Industry Second Quarter 2014 Market Report,” another 109 projects were underway halfway through the year with 15 projects completed and online since the start of 2014. Those additions increased U.S. wind capacity by 217-MW in the first quarter and 619-MW in the second quarter. As of June 30, U.S. wind capacity stood at 61,946-MW.

Texas tops the nation with 8,300-MW of wind under construction, and 12,753-MW installed. California is next with 5,829-MW installed, Iowa with 5,177-MW, Illinois at 3,568-MW, Oregon at 3,153-MW and Oklahoma with 3,134-MW installed.

There is another 6,200-MW under construction in 20 other states. New activity began this quarter in Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, North Dakota, Michigan, Maryland, California and Indiana.

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