Wind Facilities' Installed Capacity by State


Nebraska has the twenty-fifth largest installed capacity of wind in the country, based on the latest figures.  As of the fourth quarter of 2011, Nebraska has the installed capacity of 337 megawatts of wind energy, which is less than one percent of the nation's installed capacity of 46,919 megawatts.  Texas has the largest installed capacity (10,377 megawatts which is 22 percent of the nation's total), and Delaware and Rhode Island have the smallest installed capacity (2 megawatts).  Thirty–eight states have 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

(Largest to Smallest Capacity as of the Fourth Quarter of 2011)

Rank State Installed Capacity
(Megawatts)
1 Texas 10,377
2 Iowa 4,322
3 California 3,927
4 Illinois 2,743
5 Minnesota 2,733
6 Washington 2,573
7 Oregon 2,513
8 Oklahoma 2,007
9 Colorado 1,800
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 138
28 Maryland 120
29 Ohio 112
30 Hawaii 93
31 Massachusetts 46
31 Vermont 46
32 Tennessee 29
33 New Hampshire 26
34 Alaska 10
35 New Jersey 8
36 Delaware 2
36 Rhode Island 2
  United States Total 46,919

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 February 28, 2012.  Typically, there is one year between updates.

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