Wind Facilities' Installed Capacity by State


Nebraska has the twenty–sixth largest installed capacity of wind in the country, based on the latest figures.  As of the third quarter of 2012, Nebraska has the installed capacity of 337 megawatts of wind energy, which is less than one percent of the nation's installed capacity of 51,630 megawatts.  Texas has the largest installed capacity (10,929 megawatts which is 21 percent of the nation's total), and Delaware has the smallest installed capacity (2 megawatts).  Thirty–nine 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 Third Quarter of 2012)

Rank State Installed Capacity
(Megawatts)
1 Texas 10,929
2 California 4,570
3 Iowa 4,536
4 Oregon 3,153
5 Illinois 3,055
6 Minnesota 2,717
7 Washington 2,699
8 Oklahoma 2,400
9 Kansas 1,877
10 Colorado 1,805
11 North Dakota 1,469
12 New York 1,418
13 Wyoming 1,410
14 Indiana 1,343
15 Pennsylvania 1,029
16 South Dakota 784
17 New Mexico 778
18 Idaho 675
19 Wisconsin 636
20 West Virginia 583
21 Michigan 515
22 Missouri 459
23 Ohio 420
24 Maine 397
25 Montana 395
26 Nebraska 337
27 Utah 325
28 Arizona 238
29 Nevada 152
30 New Hampshire 125
31 Maryland 120
32 Hawaii 112
33 Massachusetts 64
34 Vermont 46
35 Tennessee 29
36 Alaska 16
37 New Jersey 9
38 Rhode Island 3
39 Delaware 2
  United States Total 51,630

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 December 11, 2012.  Typically, there is one year between updates.

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