illinois wind energy

The United States Installed More Wind Turbine Capacity in 2020 than in Any Other Year

In both 2019 and 2020, project developers in the United States installed more wind power capacity than any other generating technology. According to data recently published by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) in its Preliminary Monthly Electric Generator Inventory, annual wind turbine capacity additions in the United States set … [continued]

MISO Wind Output Blows Past 10,000 MW

  Overnight on Friday November 23rd, Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator Incorporated (MISO) made some serious headwind by blowing past the 10 gigawatt (GW) mark for wind energy produced. Production topped out at 10,012 megawatts (MW) during that faithful evening, according to a statement from MISO. The organization, which watches over … [continued]

Wind News

  Other than our 15 or so wind energy stories from the past week, here’s some more top wind energy news from around: Wind Power Projects EDF Energies Nouvelles and Mitsui of Japan have announced a 150-MW wind power project in northern Morocco. Morocco intends to have 2 GW of … [continued]

Big Wind, Renewable Energy Boost as Illinois Gov. Quinn Announces Rock Island Clean Line Project…

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn yesterday announced a project labor agreement between Rock Island Clean Line and Flora, Ill.-based Southwire that over a three-year period “will support wind turbine and transmission manufacturing in Illinois and create 1,450 union construction jobs. “The Rock Island Clean Line will enable some $7 billion worth of investments in new wind energy projects to move forward, which today cannot be constructed due to lack of transmission,” according to an IGNN press release.