Friday, April 13, 2012

Wind Generates 10% Or More Of Electricity In 5 States

America's wind industry had over 46,000 megawatts of power installed by the end of 2011 and had more than 8,000 megawatts under construction.  All that wind adds up to a major source of power for America and especially for 5 states that now get more than 10% of their electricity from wind.

South Dakota, Iowa, North Dakota, and Wyoming in 2011 all generated more than 10% of their electricity from wind in 2010.  Additionally given wind farms under construction there, Kansas and Oregon probably will join the 10% wind power club in 2012 and push membership to 7 states.

In 2011, South Dakota lead the nation in the highest percentage of electricity coming from wind at 22%, with Iowa hitting more than 18%, and ranking a close second.

These are extraordinary numbers.

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