Weekly Observations

  • Wind Resource. Wind speeds continue to lag y/y across much of the US here in May – a carry over from some soft weeks at the end of April. Last week was particularly soft for windspeeds in the Midwest, which saw a 28% w/w decline and May is tracking down 5% vs. year-ago. Texas wind was a bright spot last week, up 11% week to week and now up 4% from year ago levels in May.
  • Wind Generation. Lower wind speeds across the US, especially in the Midwest, drove a 10% decline in US Wind power generation w/w; however, 2Q is still tracking higher y/y thanks to strong wind speeds early in April and a higher installed base of generation capacity.


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About Lium's Windometer

This exercise synthesizes data from a wide range of sources in the U.S. wind power market to reveal trends in generation, utilization, and the strength of the wind resource itself. The weekly snapshot also provides historical context for this week’s wind market in the U.S. relative to prior periods.  

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