Oklahoma moves into No. 2 spot for wind power capacity in the nation, association saysPublished: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 By: Jack Money Source: NewsOK
It appeared in mid-2017 that Oklahoma was on its way to being the nation's No. 2 wind power state in the nation. On Tuesday, a market report released by the
American Wind Energy Association confirmed it happened.
The data in the association's report said Oklahoma had 7,495 megawatts of installed wind power capacity at the end of 2017, putting the state behind only Texas, which boasts 22,637 megawatts of capacity.
The wind power industry across the nation also enjoyed a strong 2017, adding 7,017 megawatts of new wind power capacity, the association's market report showed.
In the fourth quarter, 29 new wind farms totaling 4,125 megawatts came online across 16 states. The association said there now is 89,077 megawatts of wind power installed across 41 states, enough to power 26 million American homes.