U.S. electricity demand is estimated to grow by 39 percent from 2005 to 2030, reaching an annual demand of 5.8 billion megawatt-hours (MWh) of electricity. To meet 20 percent of that demand, the nation needs to build a wind energy capacity of at least 300 gigawatts (GW). The current U.S. wind capacity stands at about 48 GW.


Public opinion favors more energy from renewable sources and less from fossil fuels. There is enough potential wind energy available in the United States to power the entire country, even if we all drove electric cars. Many regions are voluntarily forging ahead into developing renewable resources and not licensing any new coal fired plants. As demand increases and older coal plants are decommissioned, new production sources must come on line.

In the Western electric grid alone, estimates for 2015 show that forecasted demand will exceed current capacity by 2,400 MW, and no new coal plants will be licensed. Wind power can fill that void much faster than building new fossil or nuclear powered plants, and wind power does not use precious water to generate electricity.

Direct Current power grids that will distribute wind and solar energy across the country more efficiently are in the planning stages now. Demand for wind power is only going to grow over the next decades, and Wind Quarry is poised to help the Western United States achieve independence from carbon based energy sources.

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