Wind power industry touts strong growth

Source: By Devin Henry, The Hill • Posted: Friday, May 1, 2015

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The American Wind Energy Association released a study Thursday reporting that 100 wind power projects with a generating capacity of 13,600 megawatts are under construction in 23 states during the first quarter of the year.

Texas contributed to most of that growth, accounting for 110 megawatts, according to the AWEA. And it’s the top state for ongoing wind construction as well, with more than 7,800 megawatts of capacity being built.

The trade group reported that a handful of companies and electric cooperatives are signing agreements to expand their wind power use as well, including Dow Chemical and Wal-Mart.