26 Jan '13, 2pm

@EthanAll You probably knew this, but a friend pointed out to me the US record for hourly #wind gen is 56 percent.

Another regional utility system operator has shattered a wind power penetration record. At one point during the evening of December 2, 30.2 percent of the Southwest Power Pool’s (SPP) power generation came from wind—a record for the grid operator and most likely a record for any grid operator in the nation. At that time, 5,900 MW of wind power capacity was pumping electrons onto the SPP system. Then on December 5, the utility hit another wind power megawatt record, at 6,296 MW. (The percentage penetration at that time did not surpass the 30.2 percent record.) Appropriately, the Dec. 2 news coming out of the region was referenced a few days later in a session at AWEA’s Regional Wind Energy Summit – Southwest, which took place December 5-6 in Houston. SPP is slated to have 7,780 MW of total wind capacity on its system by the end of the year. SPP is not the only system operat...

Full article: http://www.awea.org/blog/index.cfm?customel_dataPageID_16...

Tweets

Connect with PDC & the wind industry at the Regional Wind Energy Summit Feb. 19

Connect with PDC & the wind industry at the Reg...

awea.org 28 Jan '13, 6pm

Focusing on the Pacific Northwest, the AWEA Regional Wind Energy Summit – Northwest provides a comprehensive and timely an...

More new wind generation records: #Texas, #Spai...

awea.org 06 Feb '13, 1am

This week, top billing goes to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), which operates the utility system servin...

Man-Made Wind for the Wind Turbines of the Future

cleantechnica.com 02 Feb '13, 3pm

I agree. I’ve seen various concept drawings of this for many years. I wonder why I’ve not heard of any in production. As f...

It's official: U.S. #windenergy blew away old r...

awea.org 31 Jan '13, 7pm

It's official: U.S. wind energy blew away old record for installations in 2012 Posted: 2013-01-31 Peter L. Kelley, AWEA VP...

Iberdrola Renewables: Three New Wind Farms Comp...

green-energy-news.com 27 Jan '13, 6pm

Iberdrola Renewables: Three New Wind Farms Completed. Iberdrola Renewables added three new wind farms to its U.S. fleet at...

The Biggest Wind Energy Deals Of 2012

The Biggest Wind Energy Deals Of 2012

nawindpower.com 29 Jan '13, 6pm

Fueled by policy uncertainty, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the wind energy sector spiked in 2012, while venture-capit...

Despite flaws, DOE collaborative report shows m...

awea.org 24 Jan '13, 2pm

A planning collaborative funded by the U.S. Department of Energy has released a final report on its analysis of several el...

Man's Best Friend is a Great Domain Name

ricksblog.com 26 Jan '13, 1pm

Man's Best Friend is a Great Domain Name™ Morning Folks!! Sorry Freddy!! The world is changing. Status symbols are changin...

Siemens wins wind turbine order for nuclear weapons facility

Siemens wins wind turbine order for nuclear wea...

windpowermonthly.com 26 Jan '13, 5pm

The Pantex Plant is America's only nuclear weapons assembly and disassembly facility and maintain's the US's nuclear weapo...

@AWEA

awea.org 30 Jan '13, 8pm

In this historic year of achievement, wind energy for the first time became the number one source of new U.S. electric gen...

December 2012 Saw Record-Breaking 5.5 GW of New Wind Power in US

December 2012 Saw Record-Breaking 5.5 GW of New...

treehugger.com 22 Jan '13, 9pm

I've talked very often about how things can progress non-linearly. By this I mean that it's dangerous to look at the rate ...

report

ewea.org 28 Jan '13, 8am

The 293 turbines installed in 2012 represent 1,165 Megawatts (MW), an increase of 33% compared to 2011 installations of 87...

U.S. Wind Market Boomed in 2012

renewableenergyworld.com 31 Jan '13, 2pm

The fourth quarter of last year was particularly busy as 8,380 MW of wind energy generation materialized. That doubled the...

It’s Official: Wind Beats Natural Gas As Top Source of New Power in 2012 #sustainability #csr

It’s Official: Wind Beats Natural Gas As Top So...

triplepundit.com 31 Jan '13, 10am

range from the 210 MW Bison Wind III in North Dakota to the 235 MW Chisholm View wind farm operated by GE in Oklahoma. Ill...