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Fifth of new US power capacity will be wind by 2025

More than a fifth of all new generation capacity additions in the US by late 2025 will be wind power, according to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).  

An estimated 68GW of wind power could start operating between December 2022 and November 2025, out of a total of 319GW of all new generating capacity, according to the FERC’s latest ‘Energy Infrastructure Update’. 

Wind will be the second most popular technology in the next three years, said FERC. 

Solar will contribute the lion’s share, at 201GW by November 2025, while natural gas will be a distant third, at 33GW, and no coal will be added.

High probability additions of wind will be nearly 17GW out of a total of 110GW of high probability additions. By November 2025, 140MW of wind will have been retired. 

By April 2025, more than 6,300 miles of new transmission line will have been completed in the US, of which more than 3,350 miles is high probability, said the FERC. 

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