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Wind Facilities' Installed Capacity
by State

Nebraska has the eighteenth largest installed capacity of wind in the country, based on the latest figures. As of the end of 2014, Nebraska has the installed capacity of 812 megawatts of wind energy, which is 1.23 percent of the nation's installed capacity of 65,879 megawatts. Texas has the largest installed capacity (14,098 megawatts which is 21.4 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 as well as American Wind Energy Association's Industry Market Reports.

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 2014)

Rank State Installed Capacity
(Megawatts)
1 Texas 14,098
2 California 5,917
3 Iowa 5,177
4 Oklahoma 3,782
5 Illinois 3,568
6 Oregon 3,153
7 Washington 3,075
8 Minnesota 3,035
9 Kansas 2,967
10 Colorado 2,593
11 North Dakota 1,886
12 New York 1,748
13 Indiana 1,745
14 Michigan 1,531
15 Wyoming 1,410
16 Pennsylvania 1,340
17 Idaho 973
18 Nebraska 812
18 New Mexico 812
19 South Dakota 803
20 Montana 665
21 Wisconsin 648
22 West Virginia 583
23 Missouri 459
24 Maine 440
25 Ohio 435
26 Utah 325
27 Arizona 238
28 Hawaii 206
29 New Hampshire 171
30 Maryland 160
31 Nevada 152
32 Puerto Rico 125
33 Vermont 119
34 Massachusetts 107
35 Alaska 62
36 Tennessee 29
37 New Jersey 9
38 Rhode Island 9
39 Delaware 2
United States Total 65,879

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 April 16, 2015.
Typically, there is one year between updates.