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Wind Facilities' Installed Capacity
by State

Nebraska has the twenty–fifth largest installed capacity of wind in the country, based on the latest figures. At the end of 2011, Nebraska has the installed capacity of 337 megawatts of wind energy, which is less than one percent (0.72%) of the nation's installed capacity of 46,916 megawatts. Texas has the largest installed capacity (10,394 megawatts which is 22.15 percent of the nation's total), and Delaware and Rhode Island have the smallest installed capacity (2 megawatts). Thirty–eight states 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 2011)

Rank State Installed Capacity
(Megawatts)
1 Texas 10,394
2 Iowa 4,322
3 California 3,917
4 Illinois 2,742
5 Minnesota 2,718
6 Washington 2,573
7 Oregon 2,513
8 Oklahoma 2,007
9 Colorado 1,805
10 North Dakota 1,445
11 Wyoming 1,412
12 New York 1,403
13 Indiana 1,340
14 Kansas 1,274
15 Pennsylvania 789
16 South Dakota 784
17 New Mexico 750
18 Wisconsin 631
19 Idaho 618
20 West Virginia 564
21 Missouri 459
22 Maine 397
23 Montana 386
24 Michigan 377
25 Nebraska 337
26 Utah 325
27 Arizona 139
28 Maryland 120
29 Ohio 112
30 Hawaii 92
31 Massachusetts 47
32 Vermont 46
33 Tennessee 29
34 New Hampshire 26
35 Alaska 11
36 New Jersey 8
37 Delaware 2
37 Rhode Island 2
United States Total 46,916

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.