2019 Outlook for the US Wind Power Industry
- Jun 19, 2019 6:24 pm GMT
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Wind power is among the fastest-growing electricity sources in the US. The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) reported over 96.4 gigawatts of wind generation capacity in its latest annual industry report. This installed capacity can meet the average electricity needs of 30 million households.
The US wind power capacity has doubled since 2010, and growth can be expected to continue in the near future. In addition to the 96.4 GW in operation, there are over 35.1 GW of projects in several stages of development across 31 states.
Wind power has grown significantly in many states, but Texas is the undisputed leader. The state has over 25 GW of wind generation capacity, which is around 26% of the nationwide capacity. This trend is not slowing down anytime soon, since projects under development add up 7 GW.
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