The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's (EERE) successes in developing clean, affordable, and reliable domestic wind power tap into enormous energy-saving potential across the United States. Explore EERE's wind power success stories below. 

September 11, 2020

From Concept to Commercialization – Bat Deterrent for Wind Energy Goes Global

For the past two decades, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind Energy Technologies Office has worked on ways to protect bats at wind farms.

June 9, 2020

EERE Success Story—Beyond Power, Wind Plants Can Provide a Full Suite of Essential Reliability Services to the Grid

Beyond Power, Wind Plants Can Provide a Full Suite of Essential Reliability Services to the Grid

February 19, 2019

EERE Success Story—How Much Can Wind Plant Operators Save? WISDEM Counts the Ways

This small-scale field research project paves the way for a more comprehensive wind plant field validation effort.

January 25, 2018

EERE Success Story—Clemson University to Test Next-Generation Wind Drivetrain

Wind turbine manufacturer MHI Vestas announced a $35 million, five-year investment with Clemson University to test its new 9.5-MW gearbox.

November 20, 2017

EERE Success Story—Unique Software Offers Tool for Securing Transmission Grid at Maximum Efficiency

INL researchers are working with partners in industry and academia to use concurrent cooling from wind to make the electrical grid more efficient.

October 10, 2017

EERE Success Story—ThermalTracker: Imaging for Coexistence

ThermalTracker software was developed by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s (PNNL’s) Marine Sciences Laboratory

August 11, 2017

EERE Success Story—North Carolina Legislators Tour Amazon Wind Farm

Earlier this year, the Southeastern Wind Coalition (SEWC) organized and led North Carolina state legislators on two tours of the Amazon Wind Farm.

August 9, 2017

EERE Success Story—Resource Centers Support Wind Energy Opportunities for Rural Utah

Utah will be publishing the first locally written resource management plans defining county priorities for the development and use of federal lands.

August 7, 2017

EERE Success Story—New 60-Megawatt Colorado Wind Farm Helps Local Utility Reach State Goals

New 60-megawatt Colorado wind farm helps local utility reach state goals.

May 19, 2017

EERE Success Story—Unique Experiment Provides Data to Strengthen Future Wind Plant Research

A one-of-a-kind experiment combined multiple measurement devices and methods to simultaneously measure atmospheric conditions in one location. One ...