Monday, August 22, 2011

Hydro & Wind Power Boom In May

Electricity production nationally from hydro facilities surged by 31.6% and from wind farms by 33.5% in May 2011 compared to May 2010.

What led to the booming production? The wettest spring on record in the Pacific Northwest and a large snowpack combined to create near torrents of water, the fuel for hydro facilities.

In the case of booming wind production, substantial new wind generation capacity--more wind farms--is harvesting more wind and generating rising amounts of electricity.

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