Where does your state rank on use of Wind Power?
The American Wind Energy Association recently published data on Existing Wind Energy Capacity in Megawatts and construction underway.
Texas is the Best State for Wind Energy with 7116 megawatts(mw) of existing capacity. It also has the highest construction with 1,651 mw underway. Iowa, California, Minnesota and Washington round out the Top 5 Best States for Wind Energy.
There are a number of States on the list for the Worst States for Wind Energy. The bottom 10 states have no wind energy capacity and none underway according to the AWEA. For a great map of all states go to American Wind Energy Association
Also check out my previous post on Best and Worst States for Electricity Rates. Washington which has the 3rd lowest rate in the nation for electric rates is also in the top 5 for Wind Energy. Connecticut, on the other extreme, has the 49th highest cost of electricity in the country yet has no wind energy capability. It does not even have any underway.
If you believe oil and gas prices could go up again in the future you might want to consider living in a state that is serious about other forms of power.
Best States for Wind Energy
|Worst States For Wind Energy|
Source: American Wind Energy Association Blog Search Engine