Oregon fourth among states for new wind capacity

PORTLAND — A new report shows that Oregon added more wind turbines than all but three other states last year.

The American Wind Energy Association said in its Year End 2009 Market Report that developers installed 691 megawatts worth of wind towers last year in Oregon.

Texas was the national leader, adding 2,292 megawatts. One megawatt of wind capacity is enough to supply from 225 to 300 homes.

For wind capacity already installed, Oregon ranks sixth with a total of 1,758 megawatts.

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