Evaluating the Potential and Risks of Wind Power Investment
- VOLUME VIII, ISSUE 1
- Executive Insights
Wind powered electricity generation has long been a small and uneconomic part of the U.S. power generation landscape, requiring federal subsidies and utility green power programs for its continued development. Environmental and economic factors, however, have over the past several years improved the fundamentals underlying wind project viability, and a number of high-profile investments in wind power technology are raising new questions about its long-term outlook.