- Published: 23 July 2015 23 July 2015
With 1,661MW of newly installed wind turbines coming online during the second quarter of 2015 and more than 13,600MW under construction, American wind power continues to increase its contribution to the US electric power grid.
AWEA’s Second Quarter 2015 Market Report shows 1,994MW were installed during the first half of 2015. While that figure more than doubles installations during the same time period last year, it is still well below the pace set in 2012, when the US industry installed more than 2,900MW in the first half of the year and eventually provided 42 per cent of all new US electric generating capacity at year’s end. Looking forward, more than 100 wind projects are under construction in 24 states, representing more than 13,600MW of total wind capacity and over US$ 20 billion worth of private investment. The majority of new wind construction activity is in Texas, with Oklahoma, Kansas, Iowa, and North Dakota also benefiting from large amounts of new investment.