Plans, Implementation, and Results

Here you'll find an overview of the Wind Program and links to its program planning, implementation, and results documents. This list summarizes the program's wind power research, development, and demonstration activities. Read more about:

  • Overview

    Learn more about this EERE Office.

  • Plans

    Discover the plans, budgets, and analyses that set the direction of office priorities and activities.

  • Implementation

    Find out how the office controls, implements, and adjusts its plans and manages its activities.

  • Results
    Learn about the technological, commercial, and other outputs and outcomes that result from the public funds appropriated to the office and managed by it.

Overview

Key Office Overview Documents


  • 2014 Distributed Wind Market Report
    The cover of the 2014 Distributed Wind Market Report.According to the 2014 Distributed Wind Market Report, distributed wind reached a cumulative capacity of almost 1 GW (906 MW) in the United States in 2014, reflecting nearly 74,000 wind turbines dep
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  • 2014 Wind Technologies Market Report
    According to the 2014 Wind Technologies Market Report, total installed wind power capacity in the United States grew at a rate of eight percent in 2014, bringing the United States total installed capacity to nearly 66 gigawatts (GW), which ranks seco
    (more)
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  • 2014–2015 Offshore Wind Technologies Market Report
    This report provides data and analysis to assess the status of the U.S. offshore wind industry through June 30, 2015. It builds on the foundation laid by the Navigant Consortium, which produced three market reports between 2012 and 2014. The report s
    (more)
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  • Quadrennial Technology Review 2015: Technology Assessments--Wind Power
    Wind power has become a mainstream power source in the U.S. electricity portfolio, supplying 4.9% of the nation’s electricity demand in 2014. With more than 65 GW installed across 39 states at the end of 2014, utility-scale wind power is a cost-eff
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  • Wind Program Accomplishments
    This fact sheet describes some of the accomplishments of DOE's Wind Program through its investments in technology development and market barrier reduction, and how those accomplishments are supporting the advancement of renewable energy generated usi
    (more)
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  • Wind and Water Power Program - Securing Clean, Domestic, Affordable Energy with Wind Power
    A two-page fact sheet describing the U.S. Department of Energy's investments in wind power.
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  • EERE Wind and Hydropower Technologies Program Technology Review (Deep Dive) for Under Secretaries Johnson and Koonin
    September 4, 2009 presentation highlighting the Wind and Hydropower Program, addressing program goals and objectives, budgets, technology pathways, breakthroughs, and DOE solutions to market barriers.
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Structure and Key Contacts


Office News


  • Wind Program Newsletter
    This U.S. Department of Energy Wind Program Newsletter provides our partners and industry stakeholders with recent news about the program's R&D projects, its accomplishments, upcoming events, funding opportunities, and recent publications.
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  • Wind Program News
    Stay current on the news about the wind side of the Wind and Water Power Program and important wind energy events around the U.S.
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Plans

Strategic Plans


Multiyear Program Plans


Office Budgets


Analysis (Risk, Benefit, Portfolio)


  • 2014 Distributed Wind Market Report
    The cover of the 2014 Distributed Wind Market Report.According to the 2014 Distributed Wind Market Report, distributed wind reached a cumulative capacity of almost 1 GW (906 MW) in the United States in 2014, reflecting nearly 74,000 wind turbines dep
    (more)
    Details Bookmark & Share

  • 2014 Wind Technologies Market Report
    According to the 2014 Wind Technologies Market Report, total installed wind power capacity in the United States grew at a rate of eight percent in 2014, bringing the United States total installed capacity to nearly 66 gigawatts (GW), which ranks seco
    (more)
    Details Bookmark & Share

  • 2014–2015 Offshore Wind Technologies Market Report
    This report provides data and analysis to assess the status of the U.S. offshore wind industry through June 30, 2015. It builds on the foundation laid by the Navigant Consortium, which produced three market reports between 2012 and 2014. The report s
    (more)
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  • U.S. Wind Energy Manufacturing & Supply Chain: A Competitive Analysis
    The Global Wind Network (GLWN) assessed the key factors that determine wind energy component manufacturing costs and pricing on a global basis in order to provide a better understanding of the factors that will help enhance the competitiveness of U.S
    (more)
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  • National Offshore Wind Energy Grid Interconnection Study Executive Summary
    The National Offshore Wind Energy Grid Interconnection Study (NOWEGIS) considers the availability and potential impacts of interconnecting large amounts of offshore wind energy into the transmission system of the lower 48 contiguous United States.
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  • National Offshore Wind Energy Grid Interconnection Study Full Report
    The National Offshore Wind Energy Grid Interconnection Study (NOWEGIS) considers the availability and potential impacts of interconnecting large amounts of offshore wind energy into the transmission system of the lower 48 contiguous United States.
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  • 2012 Wind Technologies Market Report
    An annual report on the wind energy industry including key statistics, economic data, installation, capacity, and generation statistics, and more.
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  • Technology Improvement Opportunities for Low Wind Speed Turbines and Implications for Cost of Energy Reduction
    This report analyzes the status of wind energy technology in 2002 and describes the potential for technology advancements to reduce the cost and increase the performance of wind turbines.
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  • 20% Wind Energy by 2030: Increasing Wind Energy's Contribution to U.S. Electricity Supply
    Report on the requirements needed to generate twenty percent of the nation's electricity from wind energy by the year 2030.
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Implementation

Technology Evaluations


Competitive Solicitations and Grant Process


In-Progress Peer Reviews and Process Assessments


  • 2014 Wind Program Peer Review Report
    The Wind Program Peer Review Meeting was held March 24-28, 2014 in Arlington, VA. Principle investigators from the Energy Department, National Laboratories, academic, and industry representatives presented the progress of their DOE-funded research. T
    (more)
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  • 2012 Wind Program Peer Review Report
    This report summarizes the proceedings of the 2012 Wind Program Peer Review, the goals of which were to review and evaluate the strategy and goals of the Wind Program; review and evaluate the progress and accomplishments of the program's projects fun
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  • 2010 Wind Program Peer Review Report
    This report documents the evaluation of the technical, scientific, and business results of over 80 projects of the Wind Program, as well as the productivity and management effectiveness of the Wind Program itself.
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Results

Summary Documents


Commercial Outcomes


  • 2014–2015 Offshore Wind Technologies Market Report
    This report provides data and analysis to assess the status of the U.S. offshore wind industry through June 30, 2015. It builds on the foundation laid by the Navigant Consortium, which produced three market reports between 2012 and 2014. The report s
    (more)
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  • 2013 Distributed Wind Market Report
    This report describes the status of the U.S. distributed wind industry in 2013; its trends, performance, market drivers and future outlook.
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  • 2013 Wind Technologies Market Report
    This report describes the status of the U.S. wind energy industry market in 2013; its trends, performance, market drivers and future outlook.
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  • 2012 Wind Technologies Market Report
    An annual report on the wind energy industry including key statistics, economic data, installation, capacity, and generation statistics, and more.
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  • Wind Program Accomplishments
    This fact sheet describes some of the accomplishments of DOE's Wind Program through its investments in technology development and market barrier reduction, and how those accomplishments are supporting the advancement of renewable energy generated usi
    (more)
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  • Linkages from DOE's Wind Energy Program R&D to Commercial Renewable Power Generation
    The report compares wind energy technology and markets for the pre- and post-DOE Wind Energy Program as a backdrop for the investigation of linkages from the Program to downstream developments.
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  • Wind Energy Program: Top 10 Program Accomplishments
    Brochure on the top accomplishments of the Wind Energy Program, including the development of large wind machines, small machines for the residential market, wind tunnel testing, computer codes for modeling wind systems, high definition wind maps, and
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Technical Outcomes


Cost/Benefit and Return on Investment Studies


  • 2014 Offshore Wind Market and Economic Analysis
    The objective of this report is to provide a comprehensive annual assessment of the U.S. offshore wind market.This 3rd annual report focuses on new developments that have occurred in 2014. The report provides stakeholders with a reliable and consiste
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  • Impact and Process Evaluation of the U.S. Department of Energy's Wind Powering America Initiative
    This report presents an evaluation of the impacts and processes of the former Wind Powering America(WPA) initiative sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). WPA has an underlying goal of dramatically increasing the use of wind energy in the
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  • Linkages from DOE's Wind Energy Program R&D to Commercial Renewable Power Generation
    The report compares wind energy technology and markets for the pre- and post-DOE Wind Energy Program as a backdrop for the investigation of linkages from the Program to downstream developments.
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External Recognition