Minnesota Statistics

Fast Facts

Data Source: AWEA

 Installed Wind Capacity 3,035 MW Potential Wind Capacity 489,271 MW State Rank for Megawatts Installed 8 Functioning Wind Projects 94 Statewide Electricity from Wind Energy 15.94%

Minnesota Installed Wind Capacity 1999-2014

Installed capacity is a measure of how much energy the turbines could produce if running at maximum.
Data Source: AWEA

Minnesota Distributed Wind Capacity Over Time

Distributed wind is the use of wind turbines, off-grid or grid-connected, at homes, farms and ranches, businesses, public and industrial facilities, and other sites to offset all or a portion of the local energy consumption at or near those locations, or systems connected directly to the local grid to support grid operations and local loads.
Data Source: DWEA

Minnesota Energy Mix

This chart shows the breakdown of energy use by source.
Data Source: EIA