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Wind Facilities' Installed Capacity
by State

Nebraska has the twenty–third largest installed capacity of wind in the country, based on the latest figures. As of the first quarter of 2014, Nebraska has the installed capacity of 534 megawatts of wind energy, which is less than one percent (0.9%) of the nation's installed capacity of 61,327 megawatts. Texas has the largest installed capacity (12,354 megawatts which is 20 percent of the nation's total), and Delaware has the smallest installed capacity (2 megawatts). Thirty–nine states and territories 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 as of the First Quarter of 2014)

Rank State Installed Capacity
(Megawatts)
1 Texas 12,354
2 California 5,829
3 Iowa 5,177
4 Illinois 3,568
5 Oregon 3,153
6 Oklahoma 3,134
7 Minnesota 3,035
8 Kansas 2,967
9 Washington 2,808
10 Colorado 2,332
11 New York 1,732
12 North Dakota 1,681
13 Indiana 1,544
14 Wyoming 1,410
15 Pennsylvania 1,340
16 Michigan 1,298
17 Idaho 973
18 New Mexico 797
19 South Dakota 783
20 Wisconsin 648
21 Montana 645
22 West Virginia 583
23 Nebraska 534
24 Missouri 459
25 Ohio 434
26 Maine 431
27 Utah 325
28 Arizona 238
29 Hawaii 206
30 New Hampshire 171
31 Nevada 152
32 Puerto Rico 125
33 Maryland 120
34 Vermont 119
35 Massachusetts 106
36 Alaska 62
37 Tennessee 29
38 New Jersey 9
38 Rhode Island 9
39 Delaware 2
United States Total 61,327

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 June 30, 2014.
Typically, there is one year between updates.