Utilities & Rankings 2013

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  • Xcel Energy continues to rank No.1 for wind power on a utility system; it achieves this ranking with a total of 5,080 MW under direct ownership and under contract.
  • MidAmerican ranks in the No. 2 spot with 4,429 MW of wind capacity, followed by Southern California Edison, Pacific Gas & Electric, and American Electric Power, who round out the top 5 electric utilities for wind power on their system.
  • MidAmerican (including PacifiCorp) continues to lead the U.S. in terms of utility ownership of wind power capacity with more than 3,000 MW under direct ownership.
  • Basin Electric Power Cooperative continued to be the top-ranked cooperative utility with over 700 MW of wind power capacity and
  • CPS Energy was the top-ranked public utility with over 1,059 MW of wind power capacity.
  • The top 10 electric utilities in 2013 signed more than 2,500 MW of new power purchase agreements during 2013, or 31% of the 8,000 MW of total new power purchase agreements signed during the year. 

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

Also in the Report

  • Investor Owned Utilities: Rankings and MW of owned and contracted wind capacity
  • Cooperatives: Rankings and MW of owned and contracted wind capacity
  • Municipal & Public Utility Districts Rankings and MW of owned and contracted wind capacity