Wind Powering America

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At the June 1999 Windpower Conference, the Secretary of Energy launched the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Wind Powering America (WPA) initiative. The goals of the initiative are to meet 5% of the nation's energy needs with wind energy by 2020 (i.e., 80,000 megawatts installed), to double the number of states that have more than 20 megawatts (MW) of wind capacity to 16 by 2005 and triple it to 24 by 2010, and to increase wind's contribution to Federal electricity use to 5% by 2010. To achieve the Federal government's goal, DOE would take the leadership position and ... continued below

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Flowers, L. (NREL) & Dougherty, P. J. (DOE) July 7, 2001.

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At the June 1999 Windpower Conference, the Secretary of Energy launched the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Wind Powering America (WPA) initiative. The goals of the initiative are to meet 5% of the nation's energy needs with wind energy by 2020 (i.e., 80,000 megawatts installed), to double the number of states that have more than 20 megawatts (MW) of wind capacity to 16 by 2005 and triple it to 24 by 2010, and to increase wind's contribution to Federal electricity use to 5% by 2010. To achieve the Federal government's goal, DOE would take the leadership position and work with its Federal partners. Subsequently, the Secretary accelerated the DOE 5% commitment to 2005. Achieving the 80,000 MW goal would result in approximately $60 billion investment and $1.5 billion of economic development in our rural areas (where the wind resources are the greatest). The purpose of this paper is to provide an update on DOE's strategy for achieving its goals and the activities it has undertaken since the initiative was announced.

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  • AWEA's WINDPOWER 2001 Conference, Washington, DC (US), 06/04/2001--06/07/2001

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  • Report No.: NREL/CP-500-30567
  • Grant Number: AC36-99GO10337
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 786360
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc722475

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  • July 7, 2001

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Flowers, L. (NREL) & Dougherty, P. J. (DOE). Wind Powering America, article, July 7, 2001; Golden, Colorado. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc722475/: accessed October 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.