Volume 18, Issue 4 February 8, 2021
In this Issue
New Records Set for Electricity Generation from Wind
Editor's Note
Forecasts Warmer Then Cold
Washington, D.C. Area Cooling/Heating Degree Days
New Records Set for Electricity Generation from Wind
Wind power now the predominant renewable electricity source
Back in April 2019, U.S. daily electricity generated from wind turbines reached 1.42 million MWh, a record until a few days in the last two months of 2020 toppled it. On December 23, 2020, 17% of the total electricity generation for the day or 1.76 MWh came from wind turbines. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimated that overall, 9% of electricity was produced by wind during 2020.
In recent years, as wind turbine production has been increased, so has the generation of electricity from wind. Robust wind conditions specifically in the central U.S. have contributed to increased turbine yield. And in 2019, wind power became the predominant U.S. renewable electricity generation source replacing hydropower. In fact, the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s Short-Term Energy Outlook predicts that wind will exceed hydropower in every month of 2021 and 2022.
If you are interested in powering your home or business with renewable energy solutions like wind, WGL Energy offers a variety of wind power products, depending on where you are located and where the wind power is sourced. All of our wind power products are Green-e® Energy certified, which is your assurance that our products meet the environmental and consumer protection standards set forth by the nonprofit Center for Resource Solutions (CRS), the trusted global leader in clean energy certification.
For more information about renewable energy solutions, call WGL Energy at 1-844-4ASK-WGL or visit our website at wglenergy.com.
U.S. Energy Information Administration (2021, February). Today In Energy. Retrieved February 3, 2021, from https://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.php?id=46617#