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U.S. annual capacity factors by project and state (2011-2013)

This attached documents show production data from a large sample of wind projects operating in the US, by state, for the years 2011, 2012 and 2013. The production numbers were obtained from the Energy Information Administration.

Average annual capacity factors by project, state, and for the entire United States were determined for each project. The spreadsheet has four tabs with the first showing a summary of the three years. Note: EIA changes its sampling of projects by year which is why the lists from one year to the next differ. Each tab in the attached spreadsheet is provided on this page in .pdf format. A composite map of the U.S. with the capacity factors shown is also included.

The summary of the information, by state, is provided below. Total MWs installed includes all projects for which production data is available, including those with less than one-year of production data. Capacity factors were determined based on projects with at least one full year of production ('MW Considered').

 

SUMMARY DATA FOR THE YEARS 2011-2013
State
 
2013 MW*
2013 MWh
 
2013 Average CF
 
2012 MW*
2012 MWh
 
2012 Average CF
 
2011 MW*
2011 MWh
 
2011 Average CF
AK   0.0 0   0.0%   0.0 0   0.0%   4.5 12,444   31.6%
AZ   128.1 218,327   19.5%   128.1 226,785   20.2%   128.1 248,731   22.2%
CA   5,081.5 12,013,602   27.0%   2,771.8 6,565,608   27.0%   2,718.5 6,560,441   27.5%
CO   2,276.5 7,266,731   36.4%   1,615.8 4,793,865   33.9%   1,290.7 3,792,369   33.5%
DE   0.0 0   0.0%   0.0 0   0.0%   2.0 4,825   27.5%
HI   171.0 351,752   23.5%   30.0 121,218   46.1%   91.6 340,812   42.5%
IA   4,977.1 15,188,086   34.8%   4,219.3 12,691,168   34.3%   3,697.4 10,543,353   32.6%
ID   531.7 1,360,705   29.2%   249.2 742,436   34.0%   471.8 1,263,245   30.6%
IL   3,413.3 9,572,910   32.0%   2,378.4 6,416,118   30.8%   2,170.7 5,776,903   30.4%
IN   1,539.5 3,479,872   25.8%   1,339.8 3,157,475   26.9%   1,343.8 3,285,411   27.9%
KS   2,647.8 9,387,346   40.5%   1,060.0 3,312,858   35.7%   1,073.0 3,694,073   39.3%
MA   28.5 99,905   40.0%   0.0 0   0.0%   10.8 21,555   22.8%
MD   110.0 293,942   30.5%   110.0 286,873   29.8%   70.0 198,819   32.4%
ME   401.3 966,460   27.5%   367.1 782,711   24.3%   265.5 642,857   27.6%
MI   976.4 2,386,237   27.9%   142.8 433,392   34.6%   183.6 427,225   26.6%
MN   2,440.4 6,895,533   32.3%   2,030.4 5,998,429   33.7%   2,192.2 6,260,292   32.6%
MO    453.5 1,157,379   29.1%   453.5 1,234,775   31.1%   458.5 1,178,212   29.3%
MT   604.5 1,538,027   29.0%   345.5 1,022,304   33.8%   385.5 1,265,168   37.5%
ND   1,766.8 5,436,551   35.1%   1,297.7 4,412,389   38.8%   1,477.8 5,235,590   40.4%
NE   442.8 1,696,740   43.7%   320.8 1,201,556   42.8%   292.1 1,015,872   39.7%
NH   147.0 319,601   24.8%   0.0 0   0.0%   24.0 66,092   31.4%
NJ   0.0 0   0.0%   0.0 0   0.0%   7.5 10,523   16.0%
NM   773.4 2,178,494   32.2%   746.4 2,176,664   33.3%   699.5 2,087,708   34.1%
NV   151.8 250,549   18.8%   0.0 0   0.0%   0.0 0   0.0%
NY   1,615.7 3,495,959   24.7%   1,314.8 2,716,659   23.6%   1,348.2 2,809,234   23.8%
OH   403.0 1,101,246   31.2%   403.0 959,264   27.2%   7.2 14,379   22.8%
OK   3,158.5 10,817,230   39.1%   1,945.2 7,057,479   41.4%   1,480.2 5,309,202   40.9%
OR   3,043.5 7,169,104   26.9%   1,973.7 4,490,743   26.0%   2,006.0 4,467,790   25.4%
PA   1,277.9 3,217,069   28.7%   603.2 1,325,396   25.1%   751.3 1,794,046   27.3%
RI   0.0 0   0.0%   0.0 0   0.0%   1.5 2,912   22.2%
SD   778.9 2,682,956   39.3%   738.4 2,771,556   42.8%   784.5 2,668,300   38.8%
TN   29.0 46,745   18.4%   29.0 47,492   18.7%   29.0 53,143   20.9%
TX   11,907.8 35,013,717   33.6%   9,047.9 26,796,589   33.8%   9,943.3 29,699,346   34.1%
UT   306.0 493,775   18.4%   306.0 663,920   24.8%   222.9 461,799   23.7%
VT   109.0 210,639   22.1%   46.0 93,041   23.1%   6.0 10,829   20.6%
WA   2,723.7 6,981,572   29.3%   2,135.4 5,325,560   28.5%   2,210.0 6,042,434   31.2%
WI   607.9 1,483,659   27.9%   577.9 1,415,434   28.0%   468.4 1,173,618   28.6%
WV   583.3 1,391,112   27.2%   583.3 1,286,024   25.2%   414.0 989,655   27.3%
WY   1,340.4 4,224,876   36.0%   1,249.1 3,932,169   35.9%   1,389.8 4,611,868   37.9%
TOTALS   56,947.5 160,388,408   32.2%   40,559.5 114,457,950   32.2%   40,121.2 114,041,075   32.4%
                             
                               

*Excludes projects with only partial year operation                            
                            
Production data source - EIA Data at  http://www.eia.gov/electricity/data/eia923/                            
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JUN 14 2014
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