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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 21,450
2 Iowa 6,974
3 Oklahoma 6,645
4 California 5,561
5 Kansas 5,110
6 Illinois 4,026
7 Minnesota 3,499
8 Oregon 3,213
9 Washington 3,075
10 Colorado 3,029
11 North Dakota 2,996
12 Indiana 1,997
13 New York 1,829
14 Michigan 1,760
15 Wyoming 1,489
16 New Mexico 1,383
17 Pennsylvania 1,369
18 Nebraska 1,335
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 North Carolina 208
30 Hawaii 206
31 Maryland 191
32 New Hampshire 185
33 Nevada 152
34 Puerto Rico 125
35 Vermont 119
36 Massachusetts 115
37 Alaska 62
38 Rhode Island 54
39 Tennessee 29
40 New Jersey 9
41 Connecticutt 5
42 Delaware 2
43 Guam less than 1
United States Total 89,945

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 January 24, 2018.
Typically, there is one year between updates.