• Modern wind energy generation in Nebraska began in the late 1990s.
  • In 1999, Nebraska had 3 megawatts (MW) of installed wind power capacity; in March 2016, there was 809.78 MW installed.
  • Nebraska is ranked fourth in the nation for potential wind power generation.
  • Utility scale wind power generation is at thirteen facilities in Nebraska.
  • There are potential benefits, both environmental and economic, of developing wind energy in Nebraska.
  • Money from voluntary mitigation for permanent impacts to Nebraska's wildlife habitats has been used for projects to benefit wildlife conservation.

Installed Wind Power Capacity 1999 - 2016

U.S. Department of Energy