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Wind Energy Generation by State

How your state stacks up among others in generating electricity from wind

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April Wind Generation by State Report

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(Last updated April 5, 2023)

When you think of Texas energy, you may think about oil derricks and natural gas pumps. But wind turbines have become a prominent part of the landscape of the Lone Star State. Texas leads the nation in electricity generated by wind energy. The April® Wind Generation Report analyzes the latest U.S. Energy Information Administration data to show wind generation by state.

According to the EIA’s most recent data, Texas produced 30.2% of the nation’s electricity generated by wind in January. That’s more than triple the amount of wind power produced by the next state, Iowa.

States with significant wind energy generation

Nationally, electricity generation from wind decreased 0.5% from December 2022 to January 2023.

Following are the states with significant wind energy generation, the amounts (in thousand megawatt-hours) produced in January, and the percentage increase or decrease from the previous month.

Which states get the highest percentage of their power from wind?

The answer can vary from month to month. In January, South Dakota took the top spot on the list, receiving 61.5% of its total electricity from wind.

States with the most wind turbines

Because Texas leads the nation in wind energy generation, it makes sense that the state is also a leader in the number of wind turbines. The Lone Star States has more than 18,000 active wind turbines, according to the most recent report from the U.S. Wind Turbine Database.

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