Wind Energy Market Share 2013

  • chartThe 61,110 MW of installed wind project capacity comprises 5.7% of total U.S. installed electric generating capacity, which stood at 1,065,311 MW at the end of 2013.
  • The U.S. wind energy industry continued to maintain double-digit strength as shown in longer-term indicators, with five-year average annual growth of 19.5% for years 2009 through 2013.
  • Wind power delivered 31% of all new generative capacity installed over the past five years.
  • In the wind-rich regions of the Pacific Northwest, Plains states, and Midwest, wind energy was the primary new energy source, providing 60% or more of all new electric generating capacity installed in recent years.
  • In the upper Midwest region (IA, MN, ND, SD), wind power provided more than 80% of all new electric generating capacity installed between 2011 and 2013.

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

Also in the Report

  • Market Share of Wind Capacity by Region, 2011-2013
  • Wind percent of new power capacity additions over Time
  • Global wind power installations
  • All Wind Statistics by State