Wind power in Idaho

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Wind turbines in Idaho

Electricity generated by wind power accounted for nearly one fifth of Idaho's in-state generated electricity in 2014.[1] Wind power in Idaho has the potential to provide all of the electricity used in the U.S. state of Idaho.

Overview[edit]

At the end of 2014, Idaho had 973 MW of wind power generating capacity installed.[2]

Idaho Wind Generation by Year
Thousands of Megawatt-Hours Generated[3]
Idaho wind resources

Idaho could potentially install 18,000 MW of wind power, capable of generating 52,000 million kWh/year according to a study by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.[4] Idaho used 23,085 million kWh in 2011, less than wind's potential for the state.[5]

Wind generation[edit]

Idaho Wind Generation (GWh, Million kWh)
Year Total Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
2010 441 29 24 35 43 36 28 24 26 26 57 69 78
2011 1,308 90 120 132 140 120 110 82 81 65 122 143 105
2012 1,821 191 133 197 155 148 139 99 100 100 162 158 244

Source:[6][7]

Idaho Wind Generation in 2011

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Renewable Energy in the 50 States: Western Region". ACORE - American Council On Renewable Energy. Retrieved 9 November 2015. 
  2. ^ "AWEA 4th quarter 2014 Public Market Report" (PDF). American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). January 2014. Retrieved February 1, 2014. 
  3. ^ "EIA Electricity Data Browser". U.S. Energy Information Administration. EIA. Retrieved 9 November 2015. 
  4. ^ National Renewable Energy Laboratory (February 4, 2010). "State wind energy potential (2010)". U.S. Department of Energy. Retrieved 2010-03-27. 
  5. ^ Electric Power Monthly February 2012 Table 5.4.B.
  6. ^ EIA (July 27, 2012). "Electric Power Monthly Table 1.17.A.". United States Department of Energy. Retrieved 2012-08-15. 
  7. ^ EIA (July 27, 2012). "Electric Power Monthly Table 1.17.B.". United States Department of Energy. Retrieved 2012-08-15. 

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