Minnesota 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]

Minnesota Study Finds Promise in Using Abandoned Mesabi Iron Range Mines to Store Wind Energy

There’s promise in reclaiming abandoned open pit iron ore mines in Minnesota’s Mesabi Iron Range and reusing them to store energy from wind turbines and farms. Utilities, industry and government are increasingly looking at hydroelectric pumped storage as an efficient, clean means of making more use and better managing growing amounts of intermittent electrical power being produced from wind energy.