24 Nov '14, 4pm

#Wind energy dominates new U.S. power in October - #windpower #renewables

Wind power provided over two-thirds (68.41%) of new U.S. electrical generating capacity in October, according to the latest Energy Infrastructure Update report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Specifically, the FERC statistics say five wind farms in Colorado, Kansas, Michigan, Nebraska and Texas came online last month, accounting for 574 MW of new capacity. In addition, seven "units" of biomass (102 MW) and five units of solar (31 MW) came into service last month, accounting for 12.16% and 3.69% of new capacity, respectively. The balance came from three units of natural gas (132 MW - 15.73%). The SUN DAY Campaign, a renewable energy advocacy group, notes that this represents the eighth time in the past 10 months that renewable energy sources accounted for the majority of new U.S. electrical generation brought into service. Natural gas took the lead in ...

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