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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. At the end of 2013, Nebraska has the installed capacity of 534 megawatts of wind energy, which is less than 1 percent (0.87%) of the nation's installed capacity of 61,107 megawatts. Texas has the largest installed capacity (12,354 megawatts which is 20.22 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 2013)

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 2,987
8 Kansas 2,967
9 Washington 2,808
10 Colorado 2,332
11 New York 1,722
12 North Dakota 1,681
13 Indiana 1,544
14 Wyoming 1,410
15 Pennsylvania 1,340
16 Michigan 1,163
17 Idaho 973
18 South Dakota 783
19 New Mexico 778
20 Wisconsin 648
21 Montana 645
22 West Virginia 583
23 Nebraska 534
24 Missouri 459
25 Maine 431
25 Ohio 431
26 Utah 325
27 Arizona 238
28 Hawaii 206
29 New Hampshire 171
30 Nevada 152
31 Puerto Rico 125
32 Maryland 120
33 Vermont 119
34 Massachusetts 106
35 Alaska 62
36 Tennessee 29
37 New Jersey 9
37 Rhode Island 9
38 Delaware 2
United States Total 61,107

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.