Wyoming has more than 40% of class 6 and 7 inland wind resources in the United States. Our high-quality wind means that more electricity is able to be produced per day, per turbine than wind produced in other locations.
In 2016, wind energy provided 9.42% of all in-state electricity production. As a state, we produced enough wind energy to power 403,000 homes.
According to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), Wyoming has 1,410 MW of existing wind power capacity. Currently, more than 4,000 MW of wind power projects are in various stages of development.
Studies have shown that Wyoming wind peaks during the evenings, correlating well with electrical demand and complimenting solar power generation which peaks during the day. Additional information on the benefits of Wyoming wind can be found on the Wyoming Infrastructure Authority's website and the Wind Energy Research Center's website.
As with other forms of energy production in the state, the wind industry permitting process aims to balance environmental stewardship and energy development. Learn more about the permitting processes and tools on the Project Development page.