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Wind in Minnesota

Minnesota has enduring and on-going support for wind power. Just under 13% of the power generated in Minnesota today is produced from the wind. That compares to about 9% in 2010 and 3% in 2005. 

Minnesota leads the nation in Community-owned Wind projects. Of approximately 2,740 MW capacity installed 545 MW is community-owned. 


The state offers wind energy manufacturers and service providers several key advantages. To see why companies that make their living in the wind industry continue to choose to expand in the state as referenced in the Wind Industry in Minnesota section of the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development website. 

Minnesota Wind Industry Snapshot a summary of status and factors behind success from the Minnesota Department of Commerce.