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Wind Facilities' Installed Capacity
by State

Nebraska has the twentieth largest installed capacity of wind in the country, based on the latest figures. As of the third quarter of 2016, Nebraska has the installed capacity of 926 megawatts of wind energy, which is 1.22 percent of the nation's installed capacity of 75,716 megawatts. Texas has the largest installed capacity (18,531 megawatts which is 24.47 percent of the nation's total), and Delaware has the smallest installed capacity (2 megawatts). Thirty–nine states and one territory have wind facilities.

The wind energy section of the state energy office's energy statistics has more information.

Note: States are ranked so that equivalent capacity are ranked at the same level.

Wind Energy Facilities
Installed Capacity
Ranked by State/Territory

(Largest to Smallest Capacity for the Third Quarter of 2016)

Rank State Installed Capacity
(Megawatts)
1 Texas 18,531
2 Iowa 6,365
3 California 5,662
4 Oklahoma 5,453
5 Illinois 3,842
6 Kansas 3,836
7 Minnesota 3,435
8 Oregon 3,163
9 Washington 3,075
10 Colorado 2,965
11 North Dakota 2,143
12 Indiana 1,895
13 New York 1,749
14 Michigan 1,531
15 Wyoming 1,410
16 Pennsylvania 1,340
17 New Mexico 1,112
18 South Dakota 977
19 Idaho 973
20 Nebraska 926
21 Montana 665
22 Maine 656
23 Wisconsin 648
24 West Virginia 583
25 Missouri 459
26 Ohio 444
27 Utah 391
28 Arizona 268
29 Hawaii 203
30 Maryland 190
31 New Hampshire 185
32 Nevada 152
33 Puerto Rico 125
34 Vermont 119
35 Massachusetts 115
36 Alaska 62
37 Tennessee 29
38 Rhode Island 21
39 New Jersey 9
40 Delaware 2
United States Total 75,716

Sources: American Wind Energy Association, Washington, DC. Nebraska Energy Office, Lincoln, NE.

Note: Totals may not equal the sum of the components due to independent rounding.

This table was updated on November 30, 2016.
Typically, there is one year between updates.