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one hundred lawmakers gathered in Washington on Friday along with Iowa
Representatives. They are calling for an extension to tax credits that
encourage wind energy. The tax credits expired at the end of 2013 were
investment and production tax credits which support both on and off
shore wind industries. Lawmakers drew up a letter for each stating that
the continued job creation and renewable energy promotion would be
helpful to the United States and Iowa in particular. Iowa now gets 25%
of its electricity from wind energy, more than any other state.
The wind industry
has created over 80,000 well-paying jobs across America, not to mention
the benefits it brings farmers. Many in the Iowa State Capitol believe
this is an industry on the move and worth our attention and tax
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The US Geological Survey recently released an interactive map of all
47,000 utility scale wind turbines in the US and profiles the top 5
states including Iowa. This interactive map allows the user to zoom in
literally to an individual turbine and see some of the specific data
about that individual turbine...a really powerful tool! To see the map,
use this link http://ecowatch.com/2014/02/13/interactive-map-47000-wind-turbines-u-s/
for more go to:http://www.iowawindenergy.org/news.php
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On Monday, March 10th,
the US Department of Energy (DOE) in cooperation with the National
Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) announced that a collaborative grant
application submitted by the Iowa Wind Energy Association (IWEA),
Windustry, and Wind Utility Consulting with sponsorship from the Iowa
Energy Center had been accepted to develop a Midwest & Prairie
Regional Wind Resource Center (M&PRWRC). This is a three (3) year
grant with up to $487,500 of funding from the DOE and will be
administered by NREL. Matching funds, both cash and in-kind, will be
provided by the Iowa Energy Center, Windustry, IWEA, Wind on the Wires,
and Wind Utility Consulting. The grant anticipates that the center will
become self-sustaining after the initial three year period.
The M & PRWRC will facilitate regional collaboration
and sharing of best practices in the states of Montana, North Dakota,
South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana
and Ohio. Further, the regional resource center will disseminate
information about the economic benefits of wind energy to the region,
expand and preserve access to quality regional wind resources, and
communicate with stakeholder groups to ensure accurate and reliable
information about wind energy development.
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5,000 jobs will
be created soon by a major wind energy project in Kansas and Missouri.
Building a system to transport energy from the wind farms to where the
power is needed. The originators of the project are taking applicants
for workers for this major wind farm project. They expect to spend 2
billion dollars to build the Grain Belt Express Clean Line over a 700
miles of prairie and land from Kansas to as far as Indiana.
Most of the jobs
will be for constructing the transmission line. Once it is complete, it
is thought there will be nearly 500 full-time jobs to remain in place.
The plan is for the The Grain Belt Express Clean Line to deliver renewable
power from Kansas wind farms to communities in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana
and later expanding east.
the Phoenix 20kW Wind Turbine be right for you? There are several
questions someone considering wind power has to ask themselves. First,
do you have a spot picked out that is consistently windy. You can check
local wind maps to find out just how your area might rate, click here.
If your area rates low, because of specific conditions of your area,
the ratings might be different. The map does give a generalized idea.
The second thing
to consider is, how accessible is the site you have chosen for your wind
turbine. It is important to make sure that large vehicles can get to
the site without too much trouble.
The third thing
to consider is financing. Are there loans and grants available in your
area or for your specific situation? Take a look at a few we have found
helpful... click here
The fourth and
final question to ask is how does net metering work in your area. Net
metering is the process in which utility companies use and reimburse you
for electricity you create for the grid you are on. Most utility
companies have policies and procedures they follow in regards to this.
It is important to know what they are in your area before you place
your wind turbine.
Once these four
questions have been answered you are ready to begin construction of your
wind turbine, and begin experiencing the money saving satisfaction of
creating your own electricity.
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At least 15 studies confirm wind energy drives electricity prices down.
than a dozen studies conducted by independent grid operators, state
governments, academic experts, and others have found that wind energy
benefits consumers by reducing electricity prices: Illinois found that
wind energy reduces consumer electricity costs by $177 million per year
Massachusetts found the state Renewable Portfolio Standard has a 3:1 benefit-to-cost ratio, producing annual net benefits of $217 million.
Synapse Energy Economics found that doubling wind energy deployment in PJM (Mid-Atlantic and Great Lakes states)
beyond existing RPS requirements would save consumers a net $6.9 billion
per year, after accounting for all wind and transmission costs.
Six peer-reviewed academic studies discussed in this literature review,
confirm that wind energy reduces electricity market prices.
Charles River Associates found that a wind and transmission investment
in the Southwest Power Pool would provide $1 billion in annual consumer
savings and net savings of $628 - 728 million per year after accounting
for wind and transmission costs.
The New England Independent System Operator's wind integration study
found that 14% wind energy reduced electricity prices by around 10%,
while 24% wind energy reduced electricity prices by 15%.
Another Synapse Energy Economics analysis found large investments in
wind energy in the MISO (Midwest) region would reduce power supply costs
by $3 billion to $9.4 billion per year, or between $63 and $200 per
customer per year, after accounting for the cost of transmission.
Georgia Tech and Duke University found expanded renewable energy use in the South would reduce energy bills by $14 billion in 2020 and $23 billion in 2030.
Colorado's Xcel Energy's wind purchases were found to save consumers
$251 million on net, and additional wind = purchases would save a net
total of $438 million.
The New England Independent System Operator's January 2014 analysis
found that the region’s proposed wind projects would reduce electricity
market expenses by $1.074 billion per year, or $119 in savings per each
MWh of wind energy.
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February 12, 2014
Washington, D.C., — A new white paper report
finds that wind energy is keeping electric bills low for American homes
and businesses, thanks to plummeting wind energy costs driven by
technological improvements. The report was compiled by staff at the
American Wind Energy Association and uses publicly available data and
more than a dozen studies from government, utility, and other
independent sources to explore how wind energy affects consumers’ energy
A highlight of the report is just-released Department of Energy data
showing that consumers in the states that use the most wind energy have
fared much better than consumers in states that use less wind energy.
Consumers in the top wind energy-producing states have seen their
electricity prices actually decrease by 0.37 percent over the last 5 years, while all other states have seen their electricity prices increase
by 7.79 percent over that time period. The following chart summarizes
how consumers have fared in states that produce more than 7 percent of
their electricity from wind (Texas, Wyoming, Oregon, Oklahoma, Idaho,
Colorado, Kansas, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Iowa)
relative to other states.
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