U.S. Capacity & Generation

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  • The 1,087 megawatts (MW) of new wind project capacity installed during 2013 were spread across 582 wind turbines in 13 states.
  • A total of 61,110 MW of wind capacity was operational in the U.S. at the end of 2013, with over 46,000 operational utility-scale wind turbines.
  • There are currently at least 905 wind farms installed across 39 states. 
  • The U.S. wind energy capacity represents over 19% of global wind energy capacity.
  • Wind energy provided 4.1% of the nation’s electricity during 2013, while all forms of renewable energy provided 12.9% of the nation’s electricity.
  • The 167,776 MWh of wind electricity generated during 2013 is equivalent to the annual electricity usage of 15.5 million American homes, or enough electricity to power all the residential households in Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Kansas, Nebraska, Nevada, and Ohio.
  • Iowa and South Dakota reaching generation levels of more than 25% for the entire year of 2013.

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Source: AWEA U.S. Wind Industry Annual Market Report Year Ending 2013 ©

Also in the Report

  • Quarterly wind capacity installations;
  • Wind percent of U.S. electric generation over time;
  • Growth rate in wind generation and capacity over time;
  • Global wind power installations
  • State rankings for total and new wind capacity;
  • Map of all wind power projects;
  • All Wind Statistics by State