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Wind energy generation by state

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

When you think of Texas energy, you may think about oil derricks and natural gas pumps. But wind turbines have become a much more prominent part of the landscape of the Lone Star State. Texas leads the nation in electricity generated by wind energy. The August® Wind Generation Report analyzes the latest data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration and shows how much wind energy each state generates in the month.

Texas produced more than 30% of the nation’s electricity generated by wind in May, according to the EIA’s most recent data. That’s three times the amount from the next state, Oklahoma. Here’s the rest of the top 10, in thousand megawatt-hours.

States with significant wind energy generation

Nationally, electricity generation from wind fell by -9.4% from April to May.

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

How does the month compare with the previous year?

Total wind generation rose by 24.8% nationally from May 2021 to May 2022. Generation increased by the greatest percentage in Montana, where it rose by 61.9%.

The largest decline was in New Hampshire, which fell by -31%. South Dakota, Massachusetts, Vermont, and Maine also experienced a decline in wind energy generation since May 2021.

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

The answer can vary from month to month. In May, Iowa took the top spot on the list, receiving 73.2% of its electricity from wind.

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(Last updated August 3, 2022)