- Published: 26 October 2017 26 October 2017
The roster of US wind projects under construction and in advanced development as of the end of the third quarter of 2017 has reached 29,634MW, according to a new report from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA).
The combined pipeline of 29,634MW of wind capacity includes 13,759MW under construction and 15,875MW in advanced development, defined as not yet under construction, but having signed a power purchase agreement, proceeding under utility ownership, or announcing a firm turbine order. Within the pipeline, new third quarter activity represents 4,248 MW of capacity entering advanced development and 638 MW beginning construction. Utilities made large-scale announcements to develop and own wind power during the third quarter, including American Electric Power’s (AEP) 2,000MW Wind Catcher project in Oklahoma, Alliant Energy’s 500MW New Wind II project in Iowa, and Xcel Energy’s 300MW Dakota Range I and II in South Dakota.