DOE issues new reports highlighting record growth and reducing wind power prices

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOI) today released three reports on wind power growth, significant expansion of pipelines for marine projects, and declining power generation costs: To achieve this goal, the Binden administration is accelerating the deployment of renewable energy for the future.

“These reports contain such shocking news: the United States broke the ground-based wind record last year. They will enhance the growth and the potential of the future – all of which are essential to the goal of decentralizing the electricity sector by 2035, ”he said. Energy Secretary Jennifer M. Granholm. At DOE, we are doubling down on efforts to deploy more wind power across the country, as we follow technologies to make even turbines cheaper and more efficient.

By 2020, more wind power will be installed, 42% of the new US capacity. The U.S. wind industry supports 116,800 jobs.

A.D. Land-Based Wind Market Market Report, published in 2021, by DOE Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory A new list of 16,836 megawatts of land-based wind power, which will be added in 2020, represents an investment of $ 24.6 billion. Wind power projects. Other findings from the report include:

  • Wind power provides more than 10% of the country’s total electricity in 16 states. Wind power, in particular, provides 57% of the power in Iowa, while wind power provides more than 30% in Kansas, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and North Dakota.
  • A.D. By 2020, new ground-based wind turbines will be installed in 25 states. Texas has a maximum capacity of 4,137 MW. Other states include Iowa, Oklahoma, Wyoming, Illinois and Missouri – all with more than 1,000 megawatts of capacity by 2020.
  • Wind turbines continue to grow in size and power, leading to more energy produced at lower costs. The average nominal capacity of newly installed wind turbines has increased to 2.75 MW from 2019.
  • Wind turbine prices have fallen sharply from a decade ago, from $ 1,800 / kW in 2008 to $ 770–850 per kilowatt (kW).
  • A.D. The health and climate benefits of wind power in 2020 were $ 76 per MW, which is much higher than wind energy costs.

Coastal wind market report by DO21 National Renewable Energy Laboratory By 2021, the pipeline for the US Coast Guard has grown to 35,324 megawatts, an increase of 24% over the previous year. Other details of the report include:

  • The Office of Ocean Management has created five new wind farms in New York Beat with a total capacity of 9,800 MW for most of the 2020-2021 U.S. pipeline development.
  • The Rhode Island Coast and the Virginia Coast Guard (12 MW) are the first two projects to be operated off the coast of the United States. Massachusetts Vineyard I became the first commercial windmill project in the United States.
  • Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Virginia all added beach wind purchasing goals in early 2020 and 2021. Overall, state goals have grown by 15,600 megawatts, from 24,000 megawatts by 2035 in 2019 to 40,000 megawatts by 2040.

According to the 2021 edition of the Wind Market, eleven states in the DOE Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have added a total of 14.7 MW capacity, 1,493 turbines, and $ 41 million in new wind turbines by 2020.

  • A total of more than 87,000 wind turbines were assembled in 50 states, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands of the United States and Guam.
  • A.D. By 2020 (36% and 24%, respectively), agricultural and residential customers account for the largest fraction of wind projects, with consumer and industrial customers accounting for the largest share of wind power (58% and 37%, respectively). .
  • Small wind turbines – new turbines installed on existing towers and foundations – have become very common, accounting for 80% of the minimum wind capacity installed by 2020.

Ground-Based Wind Market Report-2021 Edition

The three market reports are available at To learn more about DOE wind energy research, visit the Home Office of Wind Energy Technologies.

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