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Market Status: Mexico - Awaiting pay model in market reform

Market Status: Mexico - Awaiting pay model in market reform

MEXICO By the end of 2014 the country had 732MW of new wind capacity under construction, all of which will enter operation in 2015, according to Mexican wind energy association Amdee.

Market Status: Canada - Strong growth now but outlook less rosy

Market Status: Canada - Strong growth now but outlook less rosy

CANADA At least 1.5GW in new wind energy capacity in 2015, with the build-out of a backlog of contracted projects in Ontario and Quebec taking it past the 11GW mark by the end of the year.

Market Status: United States - Two-year boom could add more than 16GW

Market Status: United States - Two-year boom could add more than 16GW

UNITED STATES The US is expecting a healthy volume of wind installation in 2015, around 50% up on 2014 as developers scramble to use December's extension of the wind production tax credit (PTC).

Analysis: US DOE report backs 35% penetration

Analysis: US DOE report backs 35% penetration

UNITED STATES: A new US Department of Energy (DOE) report finds that an ambitious penetration of wind in America -- 35% by 2050 -- is "plausible", in terms of grid reliability and cost, as well as the industry's ability to scale up.


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United States - Bumper 2012 expected to precede mass downturn

UNITED STATES: Fasten your seat belts -- it will be a bumpy ride. The domestic US wind market has entered a period of unprecedented boom as turbine makers and developers scramble to beat market uncertainty due to the possible expiration in December of the country's most significant financial incentive.

Canada - Construction surge may lead to finance bottleneck

CANADA: Canada is on the cusp of a surge in project construction that will not only more than double its total installed capacity over the next few years, but also significantly increase its profile in the broader wind-energy marketplace.

Latin America - Legislative delays stall nascent markets

LATIN AMERICA, EXCLUDING BRAZIL: Wind activity outside of Brazil is poised to grow. Mexico should see installed capacity increase this year, but elsewhere, legislative issues are holding up projects.