New York Ranks as a Top Wind Power State

Did you know that New York is ranked among the top wind power producing states in the U.S.? According to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), Did you know that New York is ranked among the top wind power producing states in the U.S.? According to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), New York is ranked 11th in total wind power generating capacity – ahead of Great Plains states like Colorado and North Dakota.

There are 1,349 megawatts of clean electricity in New York, turning out enough electricity to power 325,000 average New York homes, according to AWEA calculations. Another 55 megawatts of new wind power is expected to come online in 2011.

Giant turbines as tall as the Statue of Liberty dot the rural landscapes of Clinton, Erie, Lewis, Madison, Steuben, Oneida, and Wyoming Counties in Upstate New York. The three blades of a typical wind turbine laid end to end would stretch from one end zone to the other in the new Giants and Jets football stadium! Each time those blades complete a revolution, pollution-free electricity is fed into the New York power grid to meet the demand of customers, including as far downstate as New York City and Westchester County.

Green Mountain Energy Company has been supporting New York wind power for 11 years.  In fact, Green Mountain supported the first wind project developed in New York: the Madison Wind Farm, which has been operating since 2000. Green Mountain Energy Company’s Pollution Freesm electricity products include clean New York wind resources. Thank you for being part of the solution and helping us change the way power is made!