In Q2 2017, the movement of the largest wind farm and the first offshore wind event in the U.S. has highlighted the increasing need of wind power. In late July, the renewable “Giga-project” Wind Catcher Energy Connection was announced by Invenergy and GE Renewable Energy. This projects aims to link over 1.1 mn residents in the South Central area of the country with wind energy. This wind energy is harvested from the second largest wind farm of the world. This wind farm is located in Oklahoma.
The figures from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) which were released in Q2 2017 said that there has been a 40% increase in wind project development as compared to last year. Oil and gas stakeholders are attempting to learn about opportunities in offshore and wind business by intending to attend the Offshore Wind Executive Summit, which is taking place on 9th and 10th August at Houston, in Texas.
After it becomes operational by 2020, the Wind Catcher facility will be the largest in the U.S. and second largest in the World. It is a part of $4.5 bn project and was started in 2016. Across the country, 29 wind projects representing a combined 3,841 MW and are under construction or in advanced development in the U.S. Almost 80% of the current wind turbine construction and advanced development activity is occurring in Texas, the Mountain West, and the Midwest. This is because the rich wind resources in America draw more business to heartland states