Wind saved Great Lakes and Mid-Atlantic consumers $1 billion during last year’s polar vortex event according to analysis released today.
As extreme cold grips large chunks of the country this week, wind energy set record-high outputs, once again saving U.S. consumers money. Wind energy also saved consumers $1 billion in just two days when similar extreme cold hit the U.S. exactly one year ago, according to new data released today by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA).
“This new data adds to the mountain of evidence showing why homegrown wind energy is one of this country’s most affordable and reliable sources of electricity,” said AWEA CEO Tom Kiernan. “We must not forget that wind energy can save consumers money.”