By Tom Kiernan, CEO, American Wind Energy Association
Huffington Post Contributor
Our research team ran the numbers, and the wind industry’s third quarter results paint a clear picture: wind power is in high demand across all sectors of the electricity market. Look no further than American Electric Power’s (AEP) Wind Catcher project in Oklahoma, announced during the third quarter. It will be one of the world’s largest wind farms once completed. “There’s a rebalancing of the generation resources, not only in our company but in this country, that’s going on,” said Nick Akins, the chief executive of AEP. “This project is consistent with our strategy of investing in the energy resources of the future, and it will save our customers money while providing economic benefits to communities.”
ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDED READING
- Tom Kiernan to Give Keynote Address at the 10th Annual Nebraska Wind & Solar Conference & Exhibition: “State of the National Wind Industry.”
- Tri Global Energy and Texas Hold On to Top Spots for Wind Projects in U.S., PR Newswire
- Tri Global Energy to develop a 100MW wind farm in Nebraska, reNEWS. This will be the company’s first such project outside of Texas. Development of the Sugar Loaf wind farm will be initiated this year, a spokeswoman told reNEWS. Sugar Loaf will bring the company’s wind portfolio to more than 2.9GW.
- Facebook Energy Initiative to Ecologically Power its Data Center, Industry Leaders Magazine
- Iowa wind turbines power all of utility’s customers for 2 days, Omaha World-Herald. MidAmerican’s goal is to eventually produce 100 percent of its power with renewable resources.
- US Wind Energy Pipeline Nears 30 Gigawatts, CleanTechnica
- Wind and solar jobs are the two fastest growing jobs in America, Into the Wind, AWEA Blog
- Renewable energy growth now driven by state level RE standards, Windpower Engineering Development
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