Minnesota to add more wind power in 2006
Minnesota, already one of the top producers of wind energy in the nation, is expected to add at least 128.2 megawatts of new wind power in 2006, according to an industry survey.
May 5, 2006
in Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal
The American Wind Energy Association, in its first quarter report, expects 2006 to be a record-breaking year for the overall U.S. wind-energy industry. But for Minnesota, the added megawatts of wind power actually is down from previous years.
The state added 145.3 megawatts in 2005, and 220.5 megawatts in 2003, according to association numbers.
Minnesota currently produces about 744 megawatts of wind power, according to the association; that's fourth in the nation after California, Texas and Iowa. The planned new projects will raise that to about 872 megawatts, enough to power about 170,000 homes, according to the association.... [continue via Web link]