Definition: Utility-Scale Wind Turbines

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Utility-Scale Wind Turbines

The U.S. Department of Energy defines utility-scale turbines as greater than 1 megawatt. This technology class includes land-based and offshore wind projects.[1]

Field testing of a wind turbine drivetrain/tower damper using advanced design and validation techniques at the National Wind Technology Center in Colorado. Photo by Lee Jay Fingersh, NREL 24342


Tribal Energy and Environmental Information Clearinghouse. Utility-Scale and Distributed Wind Energy Generation. Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development.