Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy

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Nebraska Energy Statistics

Wind Facilities' Installed Capacity
by State

Nebraska has the sixteenth largest installed capacity of wind in the country, based on the latest figures. At the end of 2020, Nebraska had the installed capacity of 2,531 megawatts of wind energy, which is 2.07 percent of the nation's installed capacity of 122,465 megawatts. Texas has the largest installed capacity (33,133 megawatts which is 27.06 percent of the nation's total), and Delaware has the smallest installed capacity (2 megawatts). Forty–one states and one territory have utility–scale wind facilities.

The wind energy section of the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy'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 4th Quarter of 2020)

Rank State Installed Capacity
(Megawatts)
1 Texas 33,133
2 Iowa 11,660
3 Oklahoma 9,048 
4 Kansas 7,016
5 Illinois 6,409
6 California 5,922
7 Colorado 4,692
8 Minnesota 4,299
9 North Dakota 3,989
10 Oregon 3,737
11 Washington 3,395
12 Indiana 2,968
13 Wyoming 2,738
14 New Mexico 2,723
15 Michigan 2,681
16 Nebraska 2,531
17 South Dakota 2,305
18 Missouri 1,987
18 New York 1,987
19 Pennsylvania 1,459
20 Maine 996
21 Idaho 973
22 Montana 880
23 Ohio 864
24 Wisconsin 746
25 West Virginia 742
26 Arizona 618
27 Utah 391
28 Hawaii 233
29 New Hampshire 214
30 North Carolina 208
31 Maryland 191
32 Nevada 152
33 Vermont 149
34 Puerto Rico 125
35 Massachusetts 120
36 Rhode Island 75
37 Alaska 64
38 Tennessee 29
39 New Jersey 9
40 Connecticutt 5
41 Delaware 2
United States Total 122,465

Sources: American Clean Power Association, Wind Energy Technologies Office, WINDExchange, Washington, DC. Site: https://windexchange.energy.gov/maps-data/321 ; Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy, Lincoln, NE.

This table was updated on June 14, 2021.
Typically, there is one year between updates.

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