January Wind Resource Poor [Windometer]

Weekly Observations January wind resource finished on a low note, with wind speeds down 8% compared to the prior week. For the month, wind resource finished down ~10% compared to the prior year. Despite lower resource, January wind generation still improved compared to the prior year, driven by higher capacity and better utilization, particularly in […]

January Wind Off To Slow Start [Windometer]

Weekly Observations After a firm Q4, wind speeds and generation has been unusually slow to start the year For the week ended January 15, wind speeds declined by ~15% w/w while generation declined by 30% w/w. Compared to a year ago, January wind speeds and generation are tracking down 20% and 10%, respectively. Regionally, the […]

Dual Tailwinds Lift Wind Generation Higher In 4Q20 [Windometer]

Weekly Observations Wind resource slow start to December, after having very good wind speeds through most of November All regions lower week over week, except Northwest (AGR), where wind speeds and generation improved in recent days For the quarter, wind generation is up 12% compared to last year – driven by a combination of new […]

A Glance At Wind Resource Trends Across The U.S. [Windometer]

Weekly Observations Texas Wind – been very poor last 3 months, better lately   California Wind – also poor through the summer, and not getting much better   Northwest Wind – fantastic through most of 2020, exception being weak september   Midwest Wind – slow summer, coming back   Midatlantic Wind – right inline w/ […]

Generation Strength Contradicts Resource Trends [Windometer]

Weekly Observations Wind generation tracking flat to slightly higher this month / QTR   Generation in contradiction to the wind resource, which has been tracking down last several weeks…looks most abnormal in California and Texas, where October wind speeds are down 10-20% by win generation is UP. Will continue to monitor / investigate   Northwest […]