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Wind power investment increases




Three utilities (China WindPower, Iberdrola, and Duke Energy) target significant wind power capacity increases this year. ...
... "A third of those turbines were installed in China, which doubled its capacity to 25 gigawatts. Wind is gaining support as turbine costs fall and government stimulus money helps pay for the plants. " ...
Via BusinessWeek: Wind Energy Investment

  • Duke Energy Wind Power Leadership: "Duke Energy Generation Services, or DEGS, owns and operates 733 megawatts of clean, renewable electric generation at seven wind farms in Pennsylvania, Texas and Wyoming. The company expects to bring an additional 251 megawatts on line in 2010 through the construction of wind farms in Wyoming and Colorado. DEGS plans to bring 200 to 300 megawatts of new wind power on line annually for the foreseeable future. "
  • Iberdrola Renewables Wind Power Project: "Dry Lake's Phase 2 will use up to 31 Suzlon wind turbines and is expected to generate up to 65 megawatts (MW) of electricity. Typically, a wind farm of this size will provide clean, renewable electricity to more than 9,100 typical homes in SRP's service territory. The estimated environmental benefits of the project will result in the annual offset of more than 176 million pounds of carbon dioxide, which is equivalent to removing 15,000 cars from the road. "
  • China Wind Power Gets Results: "The Group had 12 wind power plants (total capacity of 566MW) in operation and four plants (total capacity of 349MW) under construction; Plan to invest and construct new wind power projects with total capacity of 700 MW in 2010; "


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