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Leader in Onshore Wind

We develop, build and operate fuel and emissions free onshore wind farms in North America

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World-class resources, experience and expertise

RWE Renewables Americas brings world-class resources, experience and expertise to the entire onshore wind project life cycle. From assembly and operations to maintenance and repowering, we’ve “been there, done that”… successfully.

Wind Power Basics

We all know there is energy in the wind – we can see it, feel it and hear it. But where does this energy come from? The sun heats the earth with different intensity in different parts of the globe. Those temperature differences drive changes in atmospheric pressure. Air moves from high-pressure to low-pressure areas, creating wind that’s full of kinetic energy.

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History of Harvesting the Wind
Humans have been harnessing wind energy for well over a thousand years, to propel sail boats or turn windmills that ground grain and pumped water. Sails and windmills were simple mechanisms that converted the kinetic energy of the wind into mechanical energy that could work for people.
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Converting Wind to Electrical Energy
Modern wind turbines take this process a step further. The blades of a wind turbine convert the kinetic energy of the wind into mechanical energy that rotates a generator. The generator then converts the mechanical energy into electrical energy — electricity that our communities need for modern life.
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Power of Wind Farms
A wind farm is a collection of wind turbines that are connected at a single point on the power grid — a substation where the electricity from the turbines is combined, then transmitted to the grid, where it flows to homes and businesses.
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Grid Connection
The electrical grid is the interconnected system of transmission wires, power plants and switching stations that ensures that power is always available – when, where and in the quantity that’s needed.

Community Cares Process

Onshore wind farms have to be built somewhere, and that “somewhere” always has neighboring communities that rightly have the control over what is built in their midst. Companies like RWE respectfully seek both official “permits” to build, but the social license to operate these renewable energy farms. That means building trust within host communities. And for that, there are no shortcuts.

In developing enough renewable energy capacity to power more than 1.5 million homes, we’ve developed a 10-step, “Community Cares” process to coordinate our company’s work to secure community trust from the ground up. Tested at our more than 40 solar and wind farms operating or under construction around the United States, we’ve refined this process to ensure we build where we’re wanted, and in the way that will most benefit host communities.

Our top projects

Boiling Springs

Boiling Springs is a 148.4 megawatt (MW) project, located in Woodward County in northwest Oklahoma. The project is powered by 60 GE turbines delivering power into the Oklahoma electrical grid. Boiling Springs is our first project in Oklahoma and in the Southwest Power Pool.

RWE has developed, built, and operates 27 wind farms and more than 4,300 MW of wind energy projects across the U.S., with more on the way.

Our projects in North America

A wealth of experience and industrial scale know-how

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