Grid-Scale Power

Wind

Wind energy is fighting climate change in a big way and as a source of energy has numerous advantages.

  • Wind is renewable and clean.
  • Wind protects air and water quality.
  • Wind helps offset two of the most damaging effects of traditional (or fossil fuel) sources of generation; air pollution and depletion of our natural resources.

When we operate our wind plants to generate electricity, we provide long-term, fixed pricing in an environment where pricing is constantly increasing, while also reducing CO2 emissions, the leading greenhouse gas.

Our projects support the local communities we work in through, landowner payments and tax revenues. While at the same time creating jobs in manufacturing, construction and wind farm operations. EDF Renewables’ operating wind plants are among the top performing in the industry. The experience of our Grid-Scale Power team plus our strong relationships with leading turbine manufactures allow us to install the most advanced and efficient technologies.

To find out more about our wind development process email windenergy@edf-re.com or visit our leadership page and connect with one of our team members.

Steps in Wind Farm Development
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Steps in Wind Farm Development

There are many steps to developing a wind farm and each state has its own set of regulations that need to be followed in order to build a successful project. A typical development timeline is 2-3 years, although this may vary, the process usually looks something like this.

U.S. Wind Energy Capacity Statistics
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U.S. Wind Energy Capacity Statistics

Total U.S. installed wind capacity, through end of 3Q 2017:
84,944 MW

Equivalent number of average American homes powered in a year by current installed wind capacity:
25 million

Source: American Wind Energy Association

U.S. Wind Energy Capacity Statistics by State
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U.S. Wind Energy Capacity Statistics by State

Number of U.S. states with operating utility-scale wind energy projects:
41 plus Guam and Puerto Rico

U.S. installed wind capacity in 2016:
8,203 MW

Wind industry investment in new wind projects in the last 10 years:
$143 billion

Source: American Wind Energy Association

U.S. Wind Industry Manufacturing Statistics
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U.S. Wind Industry Manufacturing Statistics

Number of operating wind-related manufacturing facilities:
>500

Source: American Wind Energy Association