Friday, July 7, 2017

Wind Share of Electricity Generation by State, 2016

The share of electricity generation exceeded 10% in 14 states in 2016. Nebraska was less than 3 percent just 5 years ago and is now over 10%.

Wind provided 5.5% of U.S. electricity generation in 2016.

The top five states by wind as percent of electricity generation are Iowa 36.6%, South Dakota 30.3%, Kansas 29.6%, Oklahoma 25.1%, North Dakota 21.5%. Each of them are producing more than 20% of their electricity generation by wind.

The top wind generation states by capacity are shown in the next graph, with Texas leading the way, followed by Iowa, Oklahoma, California, and Kansas.

Source: American Wind Energy Association

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