Why PA Wind
Why PA Wind
ChoosePAWind is an initiative to gain consumer support for new Pennsylvania wind farms. When you buy local wind energy for your home or business, you improve the environment and contribute to the local economy. Join us in choosing wind as a clean, domestic energy source and be the force behind building new wind farms in the state. We are all on the side of Pennsylvania wind for cleaner energy and a stronger economy.
The Answer is Blowing in the Wind
Choosing PA Wind helps create local jobs and promotes economic growth in the state.
It improves our state’s environment.
It contributes to fuel diversification and enhanced energy security for Pennsylvania.
Choose PA Wind is part of an initiative to promote wind power in Pennsylvania.
About PA Wind
Pennsylvania currently has twenty-four operating wind farms with a total installed capacity of over 1,340 megawatts (MW) that generate over 3 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) of clean electricity each year. That’s enough to power nearly 330,000 homes.
The Wind Industry Has a Huge Impact on Pennsylvania’s Economy
- In 2014, the Pennsylvania wind industry supported 1,000-2,000 direct and indirect jobs
- Wind project owners pay $2.7 billion in annual property taxes
- Wind project owners pay more than $4 million in annual land lease payments
- If PA can increase the power generated by wind power by just a third, bringing the total in wind generation to 1,000MW annually, the cumulative economic benefits to Pennsylvania would be $1.2 billion. At the same time, annual carbon dioxide emissions would be reduced by 3.4 million tons and save 1,837 million gallons of water yearly
In 2014, about 1.6% of the state’s energy came from Pennsylvania wind farms. According to a resource assessment from the National Renewable Energy Lab, Pennsylvania’s wind resource could provide 6.4% of the state’s current electricity needs.
Choosing wind is important but choosing local wind is what really drives the sustainability movement. Supporting local wind projects helps the Pennsylvania community in terms of jobs, resources, and air quality. Sign up today to help power a cleaner, stronger Pennsylvania.
Switching doesn’t have to cost more money – choose from fixed or variable rate options. Local energy suppliers offer monthly or yearly plans based on your level of commitment.
Click here to sign up and help power a cleaner, stronger Pennsylvania.
About Choose PA Wind
Founded in 2011, the mission of Choose PA Wind is to educate consumers about the environmental and economic benefits of powering your home or business with local, Pennsylvania-sourced wind energy. More support means more wind farms in PA, bringing more jobs, investment dollars, and economic stimulus to local communities while producing renewable energy to the state’s consumers.