6.2 : Electricity Generation, Transmission, and Distribution




6.2.10 Top 10 U.S. States by Existing Wind Power Capacities
Existing Capacity Capacity Under Construction
State (MW) (%) (MW)
Texas 9,727 27% 350
Iowa 3,670 10% 0
California 2,739 7% 443
Oregon 2,095 6% 201
Washington 1,964 5% 735
Illinois 1,848 5% 587
Minnesota 1,818 5% 677
New York 1,274 3% 95
Colorado 1,248 3% 552
Indiana 1,238 3% 99
U.S. Total 36,698 6,925
Note(s): Estimates of existing capacity and capacity under construction are current as of September 2010. Does not include small wind projects, i.e. those with capacities of 100 kW or less. Data provided by AWEA member companies and updated quarterly.









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American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), U.S. Projects Database, accessed February 2011