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Wind Facilities' Installed Capacity
by State

Nebraska has the twenty–second largest installed capacity of wind in the country, based on the latest figures. At the end of 2012, Nebraska has the installed capacity of 459 megawatts of wind energy, which is less than 1 percent (0.76%) of the nation's installed capacity of 60,008 megawatts. Texas has the largest installed capacity (12,214 megawatts which is 20.35 percent of the nation's total), and Delaware has the smallest installed capacity (2 megawatts). Thirty–nine states and one territory 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 2012)

Rank State Installed Capacity
(Megawatts)
1 Texas 12,214
2 California 5,544
2 Iowa 5,133
3 Illinois 3,568
4 Oregon 3,153
5 Oklahoma 3,134
6 Minnesota 2,987
7 Washington 2,808
8 Kansas 2,713
9 Colorado 2,301
10 North Dakota 1,680
11 New York 1,638
12 Indiana 1,543
13 Wyoming 1,410
14 Pennsylvania 1,340
15 Michigan 988
16 Idaho 973
17 South Dakota 783
18 New Mexico 778
19 Wisconsin 648
20 Montana 645
21 West Virginia 583
22 Nebraska 459
22 Missouri 459
23 Maine 431
24 Ohio 428
25 Utah 325
26 Arizona 238
27 Hawaii 206
28 New Hampshire 171
29 Nevada 152
30 Puerto Rico 125
31 Maryland 120
32 Vermont 119
33 Massachusetts 103
34 Alaska 59
35 Tennessee 29
36 Rhode Island 9
36 New Jersey 9
37 Delaware 2
United States Total 60,008

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.