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US onshore wind capacity exceeds 100 GW

11 Dec 2019

According to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), the installed onshore wind capacity in the United States exceeded 100 GW at the end of September 2019. More than 1/4 of the US onshore wind capacity was located in Texas (26.9 GW), followed by Iowa (8.9 GW), Oklahoma (8.1 GW) and Kansas (6.2 GW). These four states accounted for half of the total US installed wind capacity.

More than half of the US onshore wind power capacity has been installed since early 2012. In the first nine months of 2019, more than 5 GW of onshore wind capacity was commissioned in the United States and an additional 7.2 GW of capacity could come online by the end of the year. The US EIA also expects capacity to increase by more than 14 GW in 2020 (around 18 GW in the pipeline), which would raise the US onshore wind capacity to around 122 GW by the end of 2020.

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