Wind Energy FAQs: Wind Use and Electricity Price

Wind Use vs. Power Price: Correlation by State

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.

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