USA Wind Generation Capacity

In the third quarter of 2020, the US added 1,934 MW of wind power capacity which is the highest third quarter on record. This brought the total US wind generation capacity up to 111,809 MW.

WINDExchange: U.S. Installed and Potential Wind Power Capacity and Generation (energy.gov)

With 111,809 MW going into 2021, the US is still behind China’s total wind capacity in 2018, which totaled 184,696 MW.

Top 10 Wind Energy Producing Countries (Updated 2019) – Clean Energy Ideas (clean-energy-ideas.com)

To put the US’ new capacity into perspective for how useful it will be: renewable energy accounted for 11% of primary energy consumption in 2019, and 24% of that renewable energy was wind, which was the most consumed.

U.S. energy facts explained – consumption and production – U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

According to Energy.gov, Texas currently has the majority of wind generation capacity at 1.3 million MW, and potential new high-capacity hotspots include Montana (679K MW), New Mexico (653K MW), Kansas (506K MW), Wyoming (472K MW).