About Wind Energy
Wind energy is reliable, abundant and affordable. Wind power is quickly dropping in cost to become competitive with solar and natural gas.
According to the American Clean Power Association, wind energy provides a quarter of the electricity produced in eight states, and over 9% of total U.S. energy production1
In 2021 a record high of over 120,000 Americans were full-time employees across the wind industry2 with more than 135,000 megawatts (MW) of operating wind capacity3. Invenergy developed projects produce over 17,000 megawatts of wind power across more than 100 operating projects.
1American Clean Power, “Wind Power Facts,” Clean Power, n.d., Wind Power Facts and Statistics | ACP (cleanpower.org)
2U.S. Department of Energy, “United States Energy & Employment Report 2022,” Energy.gov, June 2022, USEER 2022 National Report (energy.gov)
3American Clean Power, “Clean Power Annual Market Report 2021 Executive Summary,” Clean Power, May, 2022, 2021-ACP-Annual-Report-Final_Public.pdf (cleanpower.org)
Wind turbines are designed to capture the natural power of the wind in our atmosphere and convert it into electricity. People started utilizing wind power centuries ago by using windmills to pump water and grind grain. Today’s wind turbine is a highly evolved version of a windmill. The electricity generated from a single wind turbine can power hundreds of homes.
Wind power saves consumers money. Adding wind energy to the generation mix reduces electricity prices, helps protect against future price shocks, and makes the energy market more competitive. According to the American Clean Power Association, the cost to generate power from wind has declined by 47% from 2011-20211. With improved technology and U.S.-based manufacturing, wind energy is becoming the cheapest source of new electricity in the country.
1American Clean Power, “Clean Power Annual Market Report.”
We work with appropriate staff at the local, state and federal levels ensuring regulations are followed during all phases of the project.
Unlike other sources of electricity that produce harmful emissions and contribute to global climate change, wind energy is a clean, renewable energy source.
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