Wind Energy FAQs: Wind Use and Electricity Price
Some people say that states with more wind tend to pay more for their electricity.
Umm – actually not. Included below is a scatter plot of wind penetration and electricity price, by state, in 2018.
The chart is largely self-explanatory and shows no correlation between wind penetration and power price.
Of note: the two top wind penetration states (Kansas and Iowa) both have electricity prices below the national average of 10.58 cents/kWh.
Of the top twenty wind states, only three (Maine, Minnesota and Vermont) have a power price higher than the national average.