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Electricity From Wind Energy Statistics & Data

In 2015, wind energy generated within California totaled 11,856 gigawatt-hours (GWh) or 6.06 percent of the in-state total power generation. Current operating wind energy power plants in California have an installed capacity of about 6,288 megawatts.

Note: Listings that show "CAISO In-State Wind Generation" indicate an estimate has been used in place of WPRS (Wind Performance Reporting System) data. WPRS came into effect for the 2014 calendar year. Starting in 2015, CAISO generation data may be published as a preliminary estimate until validated WPRS data becomes available. The CAISO estimates do not always carry the source county data so the default is "ALL" to refer to counties in California.

 

Wind Production (Instate)



YearCompany NameEIA
Plant ID
CEC
Plant ID
Plant NameState Capacity (MW) Gross MWh Net MWh
2015Los Angeles Department of Water & Power (LADWP)56433W9996Non-CAISO California Wind Generation (Pine Tree - CA)CA150.0137,069137,069
2015QFER placeholder for company nameMISSINGW9999CAISO In-State Wind GenerationCA6,138.511,718,60011,718,600
 Total6,288.511,855,66911,855,669


 
 

Wind Production (Out of State)

YearCompany NameEIA
Plant ID
CEC
Plant ID
Plant NameState Capacity (MW) Gross MWh Net MWh
2015Energia Sierra Juarez S de RL de CVMISSINGW0460CAISO Out-of-State Wind Generation (Juarez Wind - MX)MX155.195,61493,740
2015SunEdison57079W9997Non-California Wind Generation (Milford 1 - NV)UT203.5387,380374,158
2015SunEdison57107W9998Non-California Wind Generation (Milford 2 - NV)UT100.5191,406187,583
 Total459.1674,400655,481


 
 

Total Wind Production
(Annual Totals; Excludes Imports)


Year Capacity (MW) Gross MWh Net MWh
20156,288.511,855,66911,855,669
20145,895.913,073,76713,073,767
20135,800.211,964,25511,964,255
20124,966.99,242,1989,242,198
20113,992.07,605,2867,598,386
20103,182.96,171,6766,171,676
20092,728.46,248,5906,248,590
20082,462.25,724,0005,724,000
20072,373.25,569,7305,569,730
20062,310.24,901,5304,901,530
20052,089.24,084,0504,084,050
20042,064.04,257,8204,257,820
20031,571.03,315,6003,315,600
20021,544.03,546,1103,546,110
20011,534.03,242,3003,242,300


 
 

Total Wind Production by County


County Capacity (MW) Net MWh
ALL6,138.511,718,600
Beaver304.0578,786
Kern150.0137,069
Tecate155.195,614