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CEO DATELINE – Wind energy group release interactive map of industry

Aug. 10, 2017
By Walt Williams

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Want to know where the closest wind farm is? A new online map by the American Wind Energy Associations allows internet users to do just that.

The interactive map lists every wind farm and wind-related project in the U.S., including Alaska and Hawaii. The new online tool was released in conjunction with American Wind Week, which is being held this week.

“Wind power has become a vital part of the U.S. economy, drawing billions of dollars in capital investment to rural communities each year and supporting over 100,000 U.S. jobs across all 50 states,” said John Hensley, deputy director of industry data and analysis for AWEA. “I’m pleased this new map tool helps Americans visualize how world-class U.S. wind resources are being put to work in all parts of the county.”

A time-lapse feature built into the map shows the progress of wind power development across the country, starting in 1981. Users can select different wind projects to learn their name, when they went online, and how much energy they generate.