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Wind Facilities' Installed Capacity
by State

Nebraska has the seventeenth largest installed capacity of wind in the country, based on the latest figures. At the end of 2016, Nebraska has the installed capacity of 1,328 megawatts of wind energy, which is 1.62 percent of the nation's installed capacity of 82,143 megawatts. Texas has the largest installed capacity (20,320 megawatts which is 24.74 percent of the nation's total), and Guam has the smallest installed capacity (less than 1 megawatt). Forty states and two territories have utility–scale 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 Year Ending 2016)

Rank State Installed Capacity
(Megawatts)
1 Texas 20,320
2 Iowa 6,911
3 Oklahoma 6,645
4 California 5,656
5 Kansas 4,451
6 Illinois 4,026
7 Minnesota 3,499
8 Oregon 3,163
9 Washington 3,075
10 Colorado 3,026
11 North Dakota 2,746
12 Indiana 1,897
13 New York 1,827
14 Michigan 1,611
15 Wyoming 1,489
16 Pennsylvania 1,369
17 Nebraska 1,328
18 New Mexico 1,112
19 South Dakota 977
20 Idaho 973
21 Maine 901
22 Montana 695
23 West Virginia 686
24 Missouri 659
25 Wisconsin 648
26 Ohio 545
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 Rhode Island 52
38 Tennessee 29
39 New Jersey 9
40 Connecticutt 5
41 Delaware 2
42 Guam less than 1
United States Total 82,143

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 August 7, 2017.
Typically, there is one year between updates.