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Wind Facilities' Installed Capacity
by State

Nebraska has the twentieth largest installed capacity of wind in the country, based on the latest figures. At the end of 2015, Nebraska has the installed capacity of 890 megawatts of wind energy, which is 1.20 percent of the nation's installed capacity of 73,990 megawatts. Texas has the largest installed capacity (17,711 megawatts which is 23.94 percent of the nation's total), and Delaware has the smallest installed capacity (2 megawatts). Forty 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 2015)

Rank State Installed Capacity
(Megawatts)
1 Texas 17,711
2 Iowa 6,212
3 California 5,662
4 Oklahoma 5,184
5 Illinois 3,842
6 Kansas 3,766
7 Minnesota 3,235
8 Oregon 3,153
9 Washington 3,075
10 Colorado 2,965
11 North Dakota 2,143
12 Indiana 1,895
13 New York 1,749
14 Michigan 1,531
15 Wyoming 1,410
16 Pennsylvania 1,340
17 New Mexico 1,080
18 South Dakota 977
19 Idaho 973
20 Nebraska 890
21 Montana 665
22 Wisconsin 648
23 Maine 613
24 West Virginia 583
25 Missouri 459
26 Ohio 443
27 Utah 327
28 Arizona 268
29 Hawaii 203
30 Maryland 190
31 New Hampshire 185
32 Nevada 152
33 Puerto Rico 125
34 Vermont 119
35 Massachusetts 107
36 Alaska 62
37 Tennessee 29
38 New Jersey 9
38 Rhode Island 9
39 Connecticutt 5
40 Delaware 2
United States Total 73,990

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.