AWEA: Midwest, Great Plains, and Texas Lead Wind Energy Investmen

AWEA: Midwest, Great Plains, and Texas Lead Wind Energy Investmen

Apr 24, 2017

by Margarita Fournier; Copyright 2016 by Competitive Assets, LLC.  All rights reserved

On 4/21/17, UtilityDIVE reported that “[i]n the last five years, wind power delivered 30% of all new capacity installed in the United States and is now the leading renewable resource, according to the American Wind Energy Association’s annual 2016 report. Both Iowa and South Dakota get more than 30% of their power from wind, while North Dakota, Oklahoma and Kansas each produce more than 20%. Though offshore wind is now a reality, with the Block Island facility off Rhode Island beginning to generate power, the majority of investment is in the Great Plains region. According to Midwest Energy News, the Plains, Midwest and Texas accounted for almost 90% of wind investment in the United States last year.” More also at Industry report: Midwest and Great Plains lead wind energy expansion. 

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