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Top 10 Wind Power Suppliers in the U.S. by Capacity (MW)
1.) GE Energy
U.S. Wind Projects: 389
Operating Capacity (MW): 39,144.10
GE Renewable Energy is a $10 billion start-up that brings together one of the broadest product and service portfolios of the renewable energy industry. Combining onshore and offshore wind, hydro and innovative technologies such as concentrated solar power and more recently turbine blades, GE Renewable Energy has installed more than 400+ gigawatts capacity globally to make the world work better and cleaner. With more than 22,000 employees present in more than 60 countries, GE Renewable Energy is backed by the resources of the world’s first digital industrial company. Their goal is to demonstrate to the rest of the world that nobody should ever have to choose between affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy.
U.S. Wind Projects: 229
Operating Capacity (MW): 25,889.00
Siemens AG is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. The company is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation, and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is No. 1 in offshore wind turbine construction, a leading supplier of gas and steam turbines for power generation, a major provider of power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. The company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT.
U.S. Wind Projects: 323
Operating Capacity (MW): 23,249.61
Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. Vesta’s designs, manufactures, installs, and services wind turbines across the globe. with 97 GW of wind turbines in 79 countries, they have installed more wind power than anyone else. Through their industry-leading smart data capabilities and unparalleled 83 GW of wind turbines under service, Vestas uses data to interpret, forecast, and exploit wind resources and deliver best-in-class wind power solutions. Together with their customers, Vestas’ more than 24,400 employees are bringing the world sustainable energy solutions to power a bright future.
4.) Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI)
U.S. Wind Projects: 38
Operating Capacity (MW): 3,963.55
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), headquartered in Tokyo, is one of the world’s leading industrial firms with 80,000 group employees and annual consolidated revenues of around 38 billion U.S. dollars. For more than 130 years, the company has channeled big thinking into innovative and integrated solutions that move the world forward. MHI owns a unique business portfolio covering land, sea, sky and even space. MHI delivers innovative and integrated solutions across a wide range of industries from commercial aviation and transportation to power plants and gas turbines, and from machinery and infrastructure to integrated defense and space systems.
U.S. Wind Projects: 93
Operating Capacity (MW): 3,378.30
As a leading global wind turbine manufacturer, Suzlon hosts its North American headquarters in Chicago and features wind turbine technology that transforms wind as a valuable asset into clean energy that’s competitive and local. Boasting 3,500+ MW installed in the USA and 10,000+ MW globally, their new S9X – 2.1 MW platform builds upon the success of Suzlon’s S88-2.1 MW turbine with engineering philosophy focused on robust design, industry-standard components and simple operation for superior overall reliability.
6.) Acciona Energy
U.S. Wind Projects: 24
Operating Capacity (MW): 2,324.45
ACCIONA Energy is one of the main Ibex 35 companies by market capitalization with earnings of 6.5 billion Euros in 2009. The company is a world leader in the development, production, and management of infrastructures, renewable energy, and water. Globally recognized due to its experience in tunneling, ACCIONA Infrastructures has built more than 100 kilometers of tunnels in the last ten years, using its 13 immense Tunnel Boring Machines. In 2008, the company was given the concession for 42 kilometers of the A-30 toll motorway in Montreal, for 1.28 billion Dollars and also built the southern bypass of the M-30 in Madrid. An urban three-lane, 4-kilometer tunnel costing 1.4 billion Dollars. In Australia, ACCIONA Energy has built two of the main wind farms and is actively working on obtaining large-scale solar energy projects, including one in Queensland. ACCIONA Agua is part of the consortium which has designed, is building and will operate the first large-scale desalination plants close to Adelaide, in Port Stanvac. ACCIONA Agua is also working closely with various Australian administrations to provide water treatment and water management services and is pre-selected for some of the new projects worth more than 850 million Dollars.
7.) Clipper Windpower
U.S. Wind Projects: 25
Operating Capacity (MW): 1,831.93
Clipper Windpower specializes in new and used gearbox assembly and repair. They provide new gearbox builds, assembled in-house by our experienced manufacturing team. Clipper repairs gearboxes to a good as new standard, costing less than a replacement unit and reducing turnaround time. Gearbox repairs provide a cost-effective way of bringing your fleet availability back to 100%. Clipper also specializes in wind turbine hub assembly. The hub is one of the vital components to the operation of the turbine, making it one of our top manufacturing priorities at Clipper. The advanced design of the Clipper turbine fleet requires experienced personnel to replace, repair and maintain such vital components. Matrix assembly and repair is another specialty of Clipper. The matrix is the primary component of the Generator Control Unit (GCU). The GCU accepts DC power from up-tower, converts the power to AC and stabilizes the power current for distribution to the grid, providing control of the generator(s) and gearbox to achieve these conditions. Clipper Windpower provides specialized kits comprised of various parts and hardware to make complete components for turbine builds. All kits are carefully constructed for easy assembly. Clipper’s hardware kitting service takes the guesswork out of turbine component assembly, making it easier for customers to repair and replace parts as needed. With pitch motors from Clipper, energy providers can ensure that their turbine installations are more efficient and dependable. Clipper inspects, repairs, and tests all motors before delivering a quality product to the end customer.
8.) Nordex SE
U.S. Wind Projects: 25
Operating Capacity (MW): 1,529.14
Nordex has installed wind power capacity of more than 23 GW in over 25 markets, generating sales of around EUR 3.1 billion in 2017. It currently has roughly 5,200 employees. The production network comprises plants in Germany, Spain, Brazil, the United States, and India. The product range primarily concentrates on onshore turbines in the 1.5 – 4.8 MW class addressing the requirements of land constrained as well as grid constrained markets.
9.) Senvion SE
U.S. Wind Projects: 18
Operating Capacity (MW): 1,426.05
Senvion is a leading global manufacturer of onshore and offshore wind turbines. The company develops, produces and markets wind turbines for almost any location – with rated outputs of 2 MW to 6.15 MW and rotor diameters of 82 meters to 152 meters. Furthermore, the company offers its customers project specific solutions in the areas of turnkey, service and maintenance, transport and installation, as well as foundation planning and construction. The systems are designed at the Senvion TechCenter in Osterrnfeld and manufactured at its German plants in Husum (North Friesland), Trampe (Brandenburg) and Bremerhaven, as well as Portugal. With approximately 4,500 employees worldwide, the company makes use of the experience gained from the manufacture and installation of more than 6,600 wind turbines around the world. The company’s operational subsidiary Senvion GmbH is based in Hamburg and represented by distribution partners, subsidiaries and participation in European markets such as France, Belgium, the Netherlands, the UK, Italy, Romania, Portugal, Sweden, and Poland as well as on a global level in the USA, China, Australia, Japan, India and Canada. Senvion S.A. is listed on the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.
U.S. Wind Projects: 1
Operating Capacity (MW): 845.00
For over 25 years, Winergy has been supplying innovative drive systems to the international wind power industry. Winergy is part of the successful wind power business of A. Friedr. Flender AG emerged. Winergy AG was founded to serve the thriving global market for wind turbine drives. Since then, Winergy has been a global player in the wind power industry.
Bonus 🎉🎉: Emerson Process Management
U.S. Wind Projects: 2
Operating Capacity (MW): 324.30
Emerson Process Management, an Emerson business, is a leader in helping businesses automate their production, processing and distribution in the chemical, oil and gas, refining, pulp and paper, power, water and wastewater treatment, mining and metals, food and beverage, life sciences and other industries. The company combines superior products and technology with industry-specific engineering, consulting, project management and maintenance services. Its brands include Bettis™, DeltaV™, Fisher™, Micro Motion™, Ovation™, and Rosemount™.
Source: Renewables Platform (Solar & Wind)
Top 10 Wind Power Developers in the U.S. by Capacity (MW)
1.) NextEra Energy Resources
U.S. Wind Projects: 99
Operating Capacity (MW): 13,072.55
NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) is a leading clean energy company with consolidated revenues of approximately $17.0 billion, approximately 44,900 megawatts of generating capacity, which includes megawatts associated with noncontrolling interests related to NextEra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE: NEP), and approximately 13,800 employees in 27 states and Canada as of year-end 2014. Headquartered in Juno Beach, Fla., NextEra Energy’s principal subsidiaries are Florida Power & Light Company, which serves approximately 4.7 million customer accounts in Florida and is one of the largest rate-regulated electric utilities in the United States, and NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, which, together with its affiliated entities, is the world’s largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun. Through its subsidiaries, NextEra Energy generates clean, emissions-free electricity from eight commercial nuclear power units in Florida, New Hampshire, Iowa, and Wisconsin. NextEra Energy has been recognized often by third parties for its efforts in sustainability, corporate responsibility, ethics and compliance, and diversity, and has been ranked in the top 10 worldwide for innovativeness and community responsibility as part of Fortune’s 2015 list of “World’s Most Admired Companies.
2.) Invenergy LLC
U.S. Wind Projects: 47
Operating Capacity (MW): 6,885.93
Invenergy and its affiliated companies develop, own, and operate large-scale renewable and other clean energy generation and storage facilities in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Invenergy’s home office is located in Chicago and it has regional development offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Japan, Poland, and Scotland. Invenergy and its affiliated companies have successfully developed more than 20,400 megawatts of projects that are in operation, construction or contracted, including wind, solar, and natural gas power generation and advanced energy storage projects.
3.) EDP Renewables North America LLC
U.S. Wind Projects: 49
Operating Capacity (MW): 6,518.20
EDP Renewables North America LLC (“EDPR NA”) and its subsidiaries develop, construct, own, and operate wind farms and solar parks throughout North America. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, with 45 wind farms, five solar parks, and 13 regional and development offices across North America, EDPR NA has developed more than 6,200 megawatts (MW) and operates more than 5,600 MW of renewable energy projects. EDPR NA is owned by EDP Renováveis, S.A. (EDPR).
4.) Avangrid Renewables
U.S. Wind Projects: 59
Operating Capacity (MW): 6,276.84
Avangrid, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) is a diversified energy and utility company with approximately $32 billion in assets and operations in 27 states. The company owns regulated utilities and electricity generation assets through two primary lines of business, Avangrid Networks and Avangrid Renewables. Avangrid Networks is comprised of eight electric and natural gas utilities, serving approximately 3.2 million customers in New York and New England. Avangrid Renewables operates more than 6 gigawatts of owned and controlled renewable generation capacity, primarily through wind and solar, in 22 states across the United States. AVANGRID employs approximately 6,800 people.
5.) EDF Renewable Energy
U.S. Wind Projects: 44
Operating Capacity (MW): 5,011.63
EDF Renewables North America is a market leading independent power producer and service provider with over 30 years of expertise in renewable energy. The Company delivers grid-scale power: wind (onshore and offshore), solar photovoltaic, and storage projects; distributed solutions: solar, solar+storage, EV charging and energy management; and asset optimization: technical, operational, and commercial skills to maximize the performance of generating projects. EDF Renewables’ North American portfolio consists of 10 GW of developed projects and 10 GW under service contracts. EDF Renewables is a subsidiary of EDF Renouvelables, the dedicated renewable energy affiliate of the EDF Group.
6.) Tradewind Energy, Inc.
U.S. Wind Projects: 18
Operating Capacity (MW): 4,035.51
Tradewind Energy is one of the largest wind and solar project development companies in the U.S. They deliver long-term power projects that tap into nature’s resources to produce sustainable energy for our nation. Tradewind Energy has earned a reputation for innovation in the market, for a highly skilled and passionate team, and deeply held respect for the people, environment, and communities where they develop projects.
7.) E.ON Climate & Renewables North America
U.S. Wind Projects: 22
Operating Capacity (MW): 3,901.83
E.ON Climate & Renewables North America (E.ON) is a leading renewable energy company headquartered in Chicago, IL, with wind headquarters in Austin, TX and global solar headquarters in San Francisco, CA. E.ON Climate & Renewables North America is a subsidiary of E.ON SE, one of the worlds™ largest energy companies, and the largest investor-owned utility in the world. E.ON possesses the financial strength, expertise and commitment to meet the growing demand for safe and reliable renewable energy. With almost 300 U.S. employees, they are creating tomorrows energy sources today! Tapping renewable energy sources offers enormous alternatives, both from a business perspective and for the environment. E.ON Climate & Renewables has already invested $12.3 billion in renewable energy projects and will continue to expand the share of renewable energy in E.ON™ power generation portfolio. E.ON has thus taken a leading role in developing renewable energy sources worldwide.
8.) Pioneer Green Energy
U.S. Wind Projects: 21
Operating Capacity (MW): 3,563.07
Pioneer Green Energy is a developer of utility-scale wind and solar projects across the U.S. The company has developed over 800 megawatts of renewable energy projects that are either operating or currently under construction, including 95 megawatts of solar photovoltaic projects. Additionally, its principals have helped develop over 2,700 megawatts of currently operating wind projects owned by leading industry players. Pioneer specializes in bringing to market high-value projects driven by in-depth transmission analysis. The company is headquartered in Austin, Texas.
9.) RES Americas
U.S. Wind Projects: 20
Operating Capacity (MW): 3,301.72
Since 1997, RES has been providing development, engineering, construction, and operations services to the utility-scale wind, solar, transmission, and energy storage markets across the Americas. The company employs more than 500 full-time professionals and has over 8,000 MW of utility-scale renewable energy and energy storage projects and has constructed more than 700 miles of transmission lines throughout the U.S., Canada, and Chile. RES’ U.S. corporate office is located in Broomfield, CO with regional offices located in Austin, TX, Minneapolis, MN, Old Saybrook, CT, and San Francisco, CA.
10.) Apex Clean Energy
U.S. Wind Projects: 17
Operating Capacity (MW): 3,172.15
Apex Clean Energy builds, owns, and operates utility-scale wind and solar power facilities. Apex was the U.S. market leader in 2015 and has brought nearly 1,700 MW online over the past two years. With a team of over 200 professionals and the nation’s largest wind energy project pipeline, Apex is one of the leaders in the transition to a clean energy future.
Bonus 🎉🎉: Lincoln Clean Energy
U.S. Wind Projects: 16
Operating Capacity (MW): 3,050.00
Lincoln Clean Energy (LCE) is a leading developer of U.S. wind and solar projects with offices in Chicago, IL and Austin, TX. Since 2011, LCE has developed over 1,000 megawatts of renewable power projects in California, New Jersey, and Texas. In December 2015, LCE was acquired by and became a portfolio company of I Squared Capital, through its ISQ Global Infrastructure Fund, and announced plans to deploy $250 million in equity investments through 2018. I Squared Capital is an independent global infrastructure investment manager focusing on energy, utilities, and transport in North America, Europe, and select high growth economies.
Source: Renewables Platform (Solar & Wind)
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