Global Wind Day 2013

Global Wind Day is a worldwide event that occurs annually on 15 June. It is a day for discovering wind, its power and the possibilities it holds to change our world.


-Pennsylvania is home to the first commercial wind farm east of the Mississippi River, located in Somerset County;
-Pennsylvania currently has over 660 wind turbines, representing approximately 1,300 MW and ranks 15th in the nation in total installed wind capacity;
-Pennsylvania was ranked 9th nationally for new capacity wind installations in 2012; and,
-Pennsylvania’s installed wind power avoids over 1.75 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually

Visit Global Wind Day to learn more about this international celebration, and read this press release from the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission.