Non-utility customers purchase record amount of wind power in 2018

Fortune 500 companies “and a range of other non-utility entities, including cities and universities,” purchased a record amount of wind power capacity in 2018, according to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA)’s fourth-quarter report. Nawindpower.com reports that AWEA’s U.S. Wind Industry Fourth Quarter 2018 Market Report shows customers “such as AT&T, Walmart, ExxonMobil and Shell Energy” purchased “a record 4,203 MW of wind power capacity in 2018 through power purchase agreements (PPAs).” Utilities “signed contracts for 4,304 MW of wind power in 2018”; combined with non-utility purchases, 2018 had a record-level high PPA activity of 8,507 MW. For more, read the full article

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