List of wind farms in the United States

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This is a list of large wind farms in the United States, including farms with a generating capacity of 160 megawatts (MW) or more, or the three farms which are the largest in a given state and have a generating capacity of 120 MW or more. The Roscoe Wind Farm (780 MW) in Texas was until recently the world's largest wind farm.[1]

Wind farms[edit]

Operating[edit]

Part of the Biglow Canyon Wind Farm, with a turbine under construction
Fenton Wind Farm at sunrise
Wyoming and North Dakota lead per capita generation of electricity from wind
Shiloh Wind Power Plant. The surrounding land is used for sheep grazing and growing hay.
The Smoky Hills Wind Farm in Kansas.
List of operating large wind farms[2]
Farm Installed
capacity
(MW)
State Coordinates
Adair Wind Farm 174 Iowa 41°28′00″N 94°38′40″W / 41.46667°N 94.64444°W / 41.46667; -94.64444 (Adair Wind Farm)
Alta Wind Energy Center I-XI[3][4][5][6][7][8] 1548 California 35°1′N 118°19′W / 35.017°N 118.317°W / 35.017; -118.317 (Alta Wind Energy Center)
Altamont Pass Wind Farm 606 California 37°44′N 121°39′W / 37.733°N 121.650°W / 37.733; -121.650 (Altamont Pass Wind Farm)
Ashtabula Wind Farm 196 North Dakota 46°39′N 98°0′W / 46.650°N 98.000°W / 46.650; -98.000 (Ashtabula wind farm)
Bent Tree Wind Farm[9] 201 Minnesota 43°47′N 93°25′W / 43.783°N 93.417°W / 43.783; -93.417 (Bent Tree wind farm)
Big Horn Wind Farm 200 Washington
Big Sky Wind Farm[3][10] 240 Illinois 41°34′N 89°26′W / 41.567°N 89.433°W / 41.567; -89.433 (Big Sky Wind Farm)
Biglow Canyon Wind Farm 450 Oregon 45°38′N 120°36′W / 45.633°N 120.600°W / 45.633; -120.600 (Biglow Canyon Wind Farm)
Bishop Hill 1[11] 200 Illinois 41°13′N 90°7′W / 41.217°N 90.117°W / 41.217; -90.117 (Bishop Hill Wind Project)
Bison Wind[12] 292 North Dakota
Blackstone Wind Farm II[13] 200 Illinois 40°56′N 88°38′W / 40.933°N 88.633°W / 40.933; -88.633 (Blackstone wind farm)
Blue Canyon Wind Farm[14] 225 Oklahoma 34°51′N 98°34′W / 34.850°N 98.567°W / 34.850; -98.567 (Blue Canyon Wind Farm)
Blue Creek Wind Farm 302 Ohio 41°00′N 84°35′W / 41.000°N 84.583°W / 41.000; -84.583 (Blue Creek Wind Farm)
Blue Sky Green Field Wind Farm 145 Wisconsin 43°51′N 88°15′W / 43.850°N 88.250°W / 43.850; -88.250 (Blue Sky Green Field Wind Farm)
Buena Vista (Storm Lake) 193 Iowa 42°44′N 95°18′W / 42.733°N 95.300°W / 42.733; -95.300 (Storm Lake Wind Farm)
Buffalo Gap Wind Farm 523 Texas 32°19′N 100°9′W / 32.317°N 100.150°W / 32.317; -100.150 (Buffalo Gap Wind Farm)
Buffalo Ridge Wind Farm 225 Minnesota 44°22′N 96°21′W / 44.367°N 96.350°W / 44.367; -96.350 (Buffalo Ridge Wind Farm)
Buffalo Ridge II[15] 210 South Dakota 44°39′N 96°38′W / 44.650°N 96.633°W / 44.650; -96.633 (Buffalo Ridge II wind farm)
Bull Creek Wind Farm 180 Texas
Canadian Hills Wind, Eh[16] 299 Oklahoma
Caney River Wind Project[17][18] 201 Kansas 37°17′N 96°27′W / 37.283°N 96.450°W / 37.283; -96.450 (Caney River Wind Project)
Capricorn Ridge Wind Farm 662 Texas 31°54′N 100°54′W / 31.900°N 100.900°W / 31.900; -100.900 (Capricorn Ridge Wind Farm)
Cedar Creek Wind Farm (I & II)[3][19] 550 Colorado 40°52′N 104°6′W / 40.867°N 104.100°W / 40.867; -104.100 (Cedar Creek Wind Farm)
Cedar Point Wind Farm[20] 243 Colorado
Century Wind Farm 200 Iowa 42°30′N 93°38′W / 42.500°N 93.633°W / 42.500; -93.633 (Century Wind Farm)
Chisholm View Wind[16] 235 Oklahoma
Cimmaron Wind[16] 165 Kansas
Colorado Green Wind Farm 162 Colorado
Crossroads Wind Farm[21] 227 Oklahoma 36°02′N 98°30′W / 36.033°N 98.500°W / 36.033; -98.500 (Crossroads Wind Farm)
Crow Lake Wind Farm[22] 162 South Dakota 43°46′N 99°00′W / 43.767°N 99.000°W / 43.767; -99.000 (Crow Lake wind farm)
Crystal Lake Wind Farm 416 Iowa 43°14′N 93°50′W / 43.233°N 93.833°W / 43.233; -93.833 (Crystal Lake Wind Farm)
Dutch Hill/Cohocton Wind Farm 125 New York 42°33′N 77°29′W / 42.550°N 77.483°W / 42.550; -77.483 (Dutch Hill wind farm)
Eclipse Wind Project[23] 200 Iowa 41°41′N 94°45′W / 41.683°N 94.750°W / 41.683; -94.750 (Eclipse Wind Project)
Elm Creek (I & II)[15][24] 249 Minnesota 43°44′N 94°46′W / 43.733°N 94.767°W / 43.733; -94.767 (Elm Creek Wind Farm)
Farmers City Wind Project[25] 146 Missouri
Fenton Wind Farm 206 Minnesota 43°53′5″N 95°54′5″W / 43.88472°N 95.90139°W / 43.88472; -95.90139 (Fenton Wind Farm)
Flat Ridge II Wind Energy[16] 470 Kansas
Fowler Ridge Wind Farm 600 Indiana 40°36′31″N 87°19′15″W / 40.60861°N 87.32083°W / 40.60861; -87.32083 (Fowler Ridge Wind Farm)
Glacier Hills Wind Farm 162 Wisconsin 43°35′N 89°07′W / 43.583°N 89.117°W / 43.583; -89.117 (Glacier Hills wind farm)
Glacier Wind Farm 210 Montana 48°33′N 111°55′W / 48.550°N 111.917°W / 48.550; -111.917 (Glacier wind farm)
Gratiot Farms 213 Michigan 43°24′27″N 84°28′42″W / 43.40750°N 84.47833°W / 43.40750; -84.47833 (Gratiot Farms Wind Farm)
Glenrock wind farm (I, II, III)[26] 237 Wyoming 42°56′N 105°52′W / 42.933°N 105.867°W / 42.933; -105.867 (Glenrock Wind Farm)
Goshen Wind Farm II[13] 125 Idaho 43°16′N 112°02′W / 43.267°N 112.033°W / 43.267; -112.033 (Goshen Wind Farm)
Grand Ridge 210 Illinois 41°00′N 88°24′W / 41.000°N 88.400°W / 41.000; -88.400 (Grand Ridge Wind Farm)
Green Mt. Energy Wind Farm 160 Texas
Gulf Wind Farm 283 Texas 27°05′16″N 97°35′22″W / 27.08778°N 97.58944°W / 27.08778; -97.58944 (Gulf Wind Farm)
Hackberry Wind Project 165 Texas 32°49′27″N 99°16′42″W / 32.82417°N 99.27833°W / 32.82417; -99.27833 (Hackberry Wind Project)
High Winds Wind Farm 162 California
Horse Hollow Wind Energy Center 736 Texas 32°11′24″N 100°01′48″W / 32.19000°N 100.03000°W / 32.19000; -100.03000 (Horse Hollow Wind Energy Center)
Inadale Wind Farm 197 Texas Phase 4 of Roscoe
Ironwood I[11] 168 Kansas 37°50′N 99°48′W / 37.833°N 99.800°W / 37.833; -99.800 (Ironwood I Wind farm)
Judith Gap Wind Farm 135 Montana
Keenan I & II[15] 253 Oklahoma 36°25′N 99°25′W / 36.417°N 99.417°W / 36.417; -99.417 (Keenan II Wind Project)
Kibby Wind Power Project 132 Maine 45°25′07″N 70°32′40″W / 45.41861°N 70.54444°W / 45.41861; -70.54444 (Kibby Wind Power Project)
King Mountain Wind Farm 281 Texas 31°14′N 102°14′W / 31.233°N 102.233°W / 31.233; -102.233 (King Mountain Wind Farm)
Klondike Wind Farm 400 Oregon 45°35′N 120°36′W / 45.583°N 120.600°W / 45.583; -120.600 (Klondike Wind Farm)
Lakefield Wind Farm(phase 1&2)[27] 206 Minnesota 43°42′05″N 95°09′25″W / 43.70139°N 95.15694°W / 43.70139; -95.15694 (Lakefield Wind Farm)
Langdon Wind Energy Center 159 North Dakota
Leaning Juniper Wind Project[3] 201 Oregon
Lee-Dekalb Wind Energy Center 217.5 Illinois 41°43′N 89°02′W / 41.717°N 89.033°W / 41.717; -89.033 (Lee-Dekalb Wind Energy Center)
Locust Ridge Wind Farm 128 Pennsylvania 40°42′36″N 76°13′12″W / 40.71000°N 76.22000°W / 40.71000; -76.22000 (Locust Ridge Wind Farm)
Logan Wind Farm[28] 201 Colorado 40°57′3″N 103°11′19″W / 40.95083°N 103.18861°W / 40.95083; -103.18861 (Logan Wind Farm)
Lone Star Wind Farm 400 Texas 32°16′22″N 99°27′22″W / 32.27278°N 99.45611°W / 32.27278; -99.45611 (Lone Star Wind Farm)
Lost Creek Ridge Wind Farm 149 Missouri 40°03′N 94°30′W / 40.050°N 94.500°W / 40.050; -94.500 (Lost Creek Ridge wind farm)
Lower Snake River Wind Project[29][30] 343 Washington 46°32′N 117°36′W / 46.533°N 117.600°W / 46.533; -117.600 (Lower Snake River Wind Project)
Luverne Wind Farm[31] 169.5 North Dakota 47°25′30″N 98°6′0″W / 47.42500°N 98.10000°W / 47.42500; -98.10000 (Luverne Wind farm)
Magic Valley[16] 201 Texas
Maple Ridge Wind Farms I & II 322 New York 43°45′N 75°33′W / 43.750°N 75.550°W / 43.750; -75.550 (Maple Ridge Wind Farm)
Marble River Wind Farm[16] 215 New York 44°58′N 73°55′W / 44.967°N 73.917°W / 44.967; -73.917 (Marble River Wind Farm)
Meadow Lake Wind Farm I,II,III,IV 500 Indiana 40°36′4″N 86°51′57″W / 40.60111°N 86.86583°W / 40.60111; -86.86583 (Meadow Lake Wind Farm)
Meridan Way[32] 204 Kansas 39°31′N 97°39′W / 39.517°N 97.650°W / 39.517; -97.650 (Meridan Way Wind Farm)
Milford Wind Corridor Project, (I & II)[20] 305 Utah
Minco and Minco II[33] 200 Oklahoma
Minonk 200 Illinois 40°52′N 88°57′W / 40.867°N 88.950°W / 40.867; -88.950 (Minonk Wind Farm)
Mount Storm Wind Farm 264 West Virginia 39°13′28″N 79°12′15″W / 39.22444°N 79.20417°W / 39.22444; -79.20417 (Mount Storm Wind Farm)
New Mexico Wind Energy Center 204 New Mexico 34°32′30″N 104°11′30″W / 34.54167°N 104.19167°W / 34.54167; -104.19167 (New Mexico Wind Energy Center)
Nobles Wind Farm 201 Minnesota 43°39′30″N 95°48′05″W / 43.65833°N 95.80139°W / 43.65833; -95.80139 (Nobles Wind Farm)
Northeastern Colorado Wind Energy Center 174.3 Colorado
Panhandle Wind 1[34] 218 Texas
Panther Creek Wind Farm 458 Texas 31°58′7″N 99°54′6″W / 31.96861°N 99.90167°W / 31.96861; -99.90167 (Panther Creek Wind Farm)
Papalote Creek Wind Farm I&II[13] 380 Texas 27°59′N 97°23′W / 27.983°N 97.383°W / 27.983; -97.383 (Papalote Creek Wind Farm)
Peetz Table Wind Farm 200 Colorado 40°57′3″N 103°9′19″W / 40.95083°N 103.15528°W / 40.95083; -103.15528 (Peetz Wind Farm)
Peñascal Wind Farm 404 Texas 27°00′N 97°36′W / 27.000°N 97.600°W / 27.000; -97.600 (Peñascal Wind Farm)
Pioneer Prairie Wind Farm 293 Iowa 43°28′10″N 92°35′8″W / 43.46944°N 92.58556°W / 43.46944; -92.58556 (Pioneer Prairie Wind Farm)
Pomeroy Wind Farm (1-4)[35][36] 286 Iowa 42°35′05″N 94°43′05″W / 42.58472°N 94.71806°W / 42.58472; -94.71806 (Pomeroy(MidAmerican Energy) Wind Farm)
Post Rock [11] 201 Kansas 38°50′N 98°27′W / 38.833°N 98.450°W / 38.833; -98.450 (Post Rock Wind Farm)
Prairie Breeze[34] 201 Nebraska
Prairie Winds Wind Farm[3] 151 South Dakota
Pyron Wind Farm 249 Texas Phase 3 of Roscoe
Rim Rock Wind Farm[37] 189 Montana 48°38′N 111°57′W / 48.633°N 111.950°W / 48.633; -111.950 (Rim Rock Wind Farm)
Rolling Hills Wind Farm 444 Iowa 41°18′N 94°47′W / 41.300°N 94.783°W / 41.300; -94.783 (Rolling Hills Wind Farm)
Roscoe Wind Project 781[38] Texas 32°15′52″N 100°20′39″W / 32.26444°N 100.34417°W / 32.26444; -100.34417 (Roscoe Wind Project)
San Gorgonio Pass Wind Farm 619 California 33°54′53″N 116°35′18″W / 33.91472°N 116.58833°W / 33.91472; -116.58833 (San Gorgonio Pass Wind Farm)
Sherbino Wind Farm I & II 300 Texas 30°48′39″N 102°21′43″W / 30.81083°N 102.36194°W / 30.81083; -102.36194 (Sherbino Wind Farm)
Shepherds Flat Wind Farm 845 Oregon 45°42′N 120°04′W / 45.700°N 120.067°W / 45.700; -120.067 (Shepherds Flat Wind Farm)
Shiloh Wind Farm 300 California 38°7′N 121°50′W / 38.117°N 121.833°W / 38.117; -121.833 (Shiloh Wind Farm)
Smoky Hills Wind Farm 251 Kansas 38°58′20″N 98°09′01″W / 38.97222°N 98.15028°W / 38.97222; -98.15028 (Smoky Hills Wind Farm)
Spring Valley Wind Farm[39] 152 Nevada 39°06′N 114°29′W / 39.100°N 114.483°W / 39.100; -114.483 (Spring Valley Wind Farm)
Stateline Wind Project 300 Oregon 46°02′14″N 118°48′24″W / 46.03722°N 118.80667°W / 46.03722; -118.80667 (Stateline Wind Project)
Story County Wind Farm I & II 300 Iowa 42°4′N 93°19′W / 42.067°N 93.317°W / 42.067; -93.317 (Story County Wind Farm)
Streator Cayuga Ridge South Wind Farm[40] 300 Illinois 40°57′20″N 88°28′54″W / 40.95556°N 88.48167°W / 40.95556; -88.48167 (Streator Cayuga Ridge South Wind Farm)
Sweetwater Wind Farm 585 Texas 32°20′20″N 100°26′40″W / 32.33889°N 100.44444°W / 32.33889; -100.44444 (Sweetwater Wind Farm)
Tatanka Wind Farm 180 North and South Dakota 45°56′N 98°58′W / 45.933°N 98.967°W / 45.933; -98.967 (Tatanka Wind Farm)
Tehachapi Pass Wind Farm 690 California 35°06′08″N 118°16′58″W / 35.10222°N 118.28278°W / 35.10222; -118.28278 (Tehachapi Pass Wind Farm)
Timber Road II Wind Farm[36] 150 Ohio 41°08′N 84°39′W / 41.133°N 84.650°W / 41.133; -84.650 (Timber Road Wind Farm)
Top Crop Wind Farm 300 Illinois 41°10′N 88°38′W / 41.167°N 88.633°W / 41.167; -88.633 (Top Crop Wind Farm)
Top of Iowa (I,II,II)[41] 190 Iowa 43°05′05″N 93°25′10″W / 43.08472°N 93.41944°W / 43.08472; -93.41944 (Top of Iowa Wind Farm)
Top of the World[13] 200 Wyoming 42°55′N 105°58′W / 42.917°N 105.967°W / 42.917; -105.967 ("Top of The World Wind Farm")
Trinity Hills 225 Texas 33°26′N 98°46′W / 33.433°N 98.767°W / 33.433; -98.767 (Trinity Hills Wind Farm)
Turkey Track Wind Farm 169 Texas
Tuscola Bay 120 Michigan
Twin Groves Wind Farms I & II 396 Illinois 40°28′54″N 88°42′26″W / 40.48167°N 88.70722°W / 40.48167; -88.70722 (Twin Groves Wind Farm)
Whispering Willow Wind Farm 200 Iowa 42°37′06″N 93°18′17″W / 42.61833°N 93.30472°W / 42.61833; -93.30472 (Whispering Willow Wind Farm)
White Creek Wind Power Project 204 Washington
Wild Horse Wind Farm 229 Washington 47°01′N 120°13′W / 47.017°N 120.217°W / 47.017; -120.217 (Wild Horse Wind Farm)
Wildcat Wind Farm Phase I 200 Indiana
Wildorado Wind Ranch 160 Texas 35°18′N 102°19′W / 35.300°N 102.317°W / 35.300; -102.317 (Wildorado Wind Ranch)
Windy Point/Windy Flats 400 Washington 45°44′N 120°44′W / 45.733°N 120.733°W / 45.733; -120.733 (Windy Point Windy Flats)
Wyoming Wind Energy Center 144 Wyoming

Proposed[edit]

Proposed large wind farms
Farm Capacity (MW) State Coordinates
Banner County Wind Farm 2000 Nebraska 41°32′N 103°43′W / 41.533°N 103.717°W / 41.533; -103.717 (Banner County Wind Farm)
Buzzards Bay Wind Farm (offshore)[42] 300 Massachusetts
Cape Wind (offshore) 420 Massachusetts 41°32′N 70°19′W / 41.533°N 70.317°W / 41.533; -70.317 (Cape Wind)
Cheyenne Ridge Wind Project[43] 300 Colorado
Dakota Wind[44] 750 South Dakota
Delaware Offshore Wind Project 600 Delaware 38°42′N 74°47′W / 38.700°N 74.783°W / 38.700; -74.783 (Delaware Offshore Wind Project)
El Cabo[45] 1,000 New Mexico
Garden State Offshore Energy Wind Park[46] 350 New Jersey
Golden Hills Wind Project[47] 400 Oregon 45°35′N 120°44′W / 45.583°N 120.733°W / 45.583; -120.733 (Golden Hills Wind Project)
Hartland Wind Farm 500 North Dakota 48°33′N 101°46′W / 48.550°N 101.767°W / 48.550; -101.767 (Hartland Wind Farm)
Judith Highlands Energy [44] 500 Montana
Lake Country Wind[44] 350 Minnesota
Long Island-New York City Offshore Wind Project[48] 350 New York
NECO Wind [44] 650 Colorado
Red Rock Wind Farm[49] 300 Iowa
Rock Creek Wind Project[50] 300 Missouri
Chokecherry-Sierra Madre Wind Energy Project [51] 3000 Wyoming
White Cloud Wind Project[52] 300 Missouri

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  3. ^ a b c d e Electric Power Monthly May 2011, Energy Information Administration
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  5. ^ Electric Power Monthly June 2011, Energy Information Administration
  6. ^ Terra Gen Power
  7. ^ Electric power monthly, April 2014
  8. ^ EIA Electricity Monthly Update, August 2014
  9. ^ Albert Lea wind farm up and running
  10. ^ [3]
  11. ^ a b c Third Quarter 2012 Market report, American Wind Energy Association
  12. ^ [4]
  13. ^ a b c d Electric Power Monthly, Oct. 2010, Energy Information Administration
  14. ^ Electric Power Monthly February 2012, Energy Information Administration
  15. ^ a b c AWEA 4th Quarter 2010 Wind Market Report
  16. ^ a b c d e f "Electric Power Monthly - February 2013". Energy Information Administration. Retrieved 18 November 2013. 
  17. ^ "Caney River Wind Project". 
  18. ^ Caney River operational
  19. ^ Cedar Creek II wind farm
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  21. ^ Crossroads wind farm completed
  22. ^ Dedication ceremony held for Crow Lake Wind Project
  23. ^ [5]
  24. ^ Elm Creek Wind Farm
  25. ^ Kansas Energy Information Network
  26. ^ "Wind power in Wyoming". Retrieved 7 December 2011. 
  27. ^ AWEA 3rd Quarter 2011 Market Report
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  29. ^ Wind turbine project around Pomeroy generating power
  30. ^ Construction complete on lower snake river wind farm
  31. ^ Luverne Wind Farm Quick Facts
  32. ^ Kansas Energy
  33. ^ [7]
  34. ^ a b AWEA 2014 Second Quarter Market Report - Executive Summary
  35. ^ Pomeroy Wind Farm
  36. ^ a b EIA Electric Power Monthly , October 2011
  37. ^ [8]
  38. ^ E.ON Delivers 335-MW of Wind in Texas
  39. ^ AWEA press release
  40. ^ VP 100: Illinois wind farm breathes new life into businesses Energy Empowers, September 23, 2010.
  41. ^ Iowa Wind Farms
  42. ^ Buzzards Bay wind farm proposed
  43. ^ "Cheyenne Ridge Wind Project". 
  44. ^ a b c d National Wind projects
  45. ^ [9]
  46. ^ Garden State Offshore Energy
  47. ^ Golden Hills Wind
  48. ^ Long Island-New York City Wind Project
  49. ^ http://www.redrockwind.com/project_overview Red Rock Wind
  50. ^ "Rock Creek Wind Project". 
  51. ^ http://www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/info/NEPA/documents/rfo/Chokecherry.html.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  52. ^ "White Cloud Wind Project". 

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