The United States set a new record with the addition of 2,617 MW of wind capacity during Q1 2020. According to S&P Global Market Intelligence, installed wind capacity in the United States now exceeds 107,000 MW. This represents a sizable increase compared to the 61,500 MW of installed wind capacity as of Q1 2014.
New wind capacity additions are expected to continue an upward trend. Current construction plans include more than 78,000 MW of additional wind capacity to be added through 2024. States leading the way include Oklahoma, Texas, and Wyoming. Combined, these three states have more than 3,800 MW of wind capacity currently under construction. Notable companies driving the growth include Apex Clean Energy, Invenergy, and NextEra Energy, each having planned wind capacity additions of over 10,000 MW, 6,900 MW and 4,500 MW, respectively.