GLRPPR Sector Resource: State Renewable Electricity Profiles 2008
State Renewable Electricity Profiles 2008
Capacity and generation of electricity from renewable sources in the United States. Renewable capacity increased by 8,469 megawatts in 2008. This is an increase of 7.8 percent over the 2007 level. Most of this increase, 8,136 megawatts, or, 96 percent, came from new wind capacity. Renewable generation increased in 2008 by eight percent over its 2007 level. Texas continues to lead the Nation in installed wind capacity and generation. In 2008, Texas increased its wind capacity by 65 percent, reaching 7,427 megawatts, and its wind generation by 80 percent to 16,225 thousand megawatthours. With this significant increase, wind generation was responsible for four percent of total electricity generation in the State.
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