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Title: Toward a 20% Wind Electricity Supply in the United States: Preprint

Abstract

Since the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) initiated the Wind Powering America (WPA) program in 1999, installed wind power capacity in the United States has increased from 2,500 MW to more than 11,000 MW. In 1999, only four states had more than 100 MW of installed wind capacity; now 16 states have more than 100 MW installed. In addition to WPA's efforts to increase deployment, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) is building a network of support across the country. In July 2005, AWEA launched the Wind Energy Works! Coalition, which is comprised of more than 70 organizations. In February 2006, the wind deployment vision was enhanced by President George W. Bush's Advanced Energy Initiative, which refers to a wind energy contribution of up to 20% of the electricity consumption of the United States. A 20% electricity contribution over the next 20 to 25 years represents 300 to 350 gigawatts (GW) of electricity. This paper provides a background of wind energy deployment in the United States and a history of the U.S. DOE's WPA program, as well as the program's approach to increasing deployment through removal of institutional and informational barriers to a 20% wind electricity future.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
908215
Report Number(s):
NREL/CP-500-41579
TRN: US200722%%553
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-99-GO10337
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: To be presented at the 2007 European Wind Energy Conference and Exhibition, 7-10 May 2007, Milan, Italy
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
17 WIND ENERGY; AVAILABILITY; CAPACITY; ELECTRICITY; REMOVAL; WIND POWER; WIND ENERGY; WIND POWERING AMERICA; 20% WIND ENERGY SCENARIO; 20 PERCENT WIND ENERGY SCENARIO; DEPLOYMENT; Wind Energy

Citation Formats

Flowers, L., and Dougherty, P. Toward a 20% Wind Electricity Supply in the United States: Preprint. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Flowers, L., & Dougherty, P. Toward a 20% Wind Electricity Supply in the United States: Preprint. United States.
Flowers, L., and Dougherty, P. Tue . "Toward a 20% Wind Electricity Supply in the United States: Preprint". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/908215.
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abstractNote = {Since the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) initiated the Wind Powering America (WPA) program in 1999, installed wind power capacity in the United States has increased from 2,500 MW to more than 11,000 MW. In 1999, only four states had more than 100 MW of installed wind capacity; now 16 states have more than 100 MW installed. In addition to WPA's efforts to increase deployment, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) is building a network of support across the country. In July 2005, AWEA launched the Wind Energy Works! Coalition, which is comprised of more than 70 organizations. In February 2006, the wind deployment vision was enhanced by President George W. Bush's Advanced Energy Initiative, which refers to a wind energy contribution of up to 20% of the electricity consumption of the United States. A 20% electricity contribution over the next 20 to 25 years represents 300 to 350 gigawatts (GW) of electricity. This paper provides a background of wind energy deployment in the United States and a history of the U.S. DOE's WPA program, as well as the program's approach to increasing deployment through removal of institutional and informational barriers to a 20% wind electricity future.},
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