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This is a list of large wind farms, with an installed generating capacity of 100 megawatts (MW) or more, which are currently operating, under construction, or proposed.

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As of April 2008, worldwide wind farm capacity was 100,000 megawatts (MW),[1] and wind power produced some 1.3% of global electricity consumption,[2] accounting for approximately 19% of electricity use in Denmark, 9% in Spain and Portugal, and 6% in Germany and the Republic of Ireland.[3] United States is an important growth area and 2008 American Wind Energy Association figures show that installed U.S. wind power capacity has reached 21,000 MW.[4] However, it may be difficult to site wind farms in some areas for aesthetic or environmental reasons, and seasonal variability introduces a challenge in integration of wind power into electricity grids, requiring balancing with other technologies such as hydropower.[5]

Operating or under constructionEdit

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List of wind farms[6]
Farm Installed
capacity (MW)
Country
Adair Wind Farm 174 USA
Altamont Pass Wind Farm 596 USA
Alto Minho Wind Farm 240 Portugal
Anse-à-Valleau 100 Canada
Arada-Montemuro Wind Farm 112 Portugal
Ashtabula Wind Farm 196 USA
Barton Wind Farm 160 USA
Barton Chapel Wind Farm 120 USA
Benton County Wind Farm[7] 130 USA
Big Horn Wind Farm 200 USA
Biglow Canyon Wind Farm 125 USA
Black Law Wind Farm 124 UK
Bliss Wind Farm 100 USA
Blue Canyon Wind Farm 225 USA
Blue Sky Green Field Wind Farm 145 USA
Brazos Wind Ranch 160 USA
Buffalo Gap Wind Farm 353 USA
Bull Creek Wind Farm 180 USA
Callahan Divide Wind Farm 114 USA
Camp Grove Wind Farm 150 USA
Camp Springs Wind Farm 130 USA
Capricorn Ridge Wind Farm 364 USA
Carroll Wind Farm 150 USA
Cedar Creek Wind Farm 300 USA
Cedar Ridge Wind Farm 68 USA
Centennial Wind Farm 120 USA
Centennial Wind Farm (Canada) 150 Canada
Century Wind Farm 150 USA
CEZ Fântânele Wind Farm 600 Romania
Champion Wind Farm 126 USA
Colorado Green Wind Farm 162 USA
Crystal Lake Wind Farm 350 USA
Crystal Rig Wind Farm 180 UK
Desert Sky Wind Farm 160 USA
Dutch Hill/Cohocton Wind Farm 125 USA
EDP Dobrogea Wind Farm 266 Romania
El Marquesado Wind Farm 198 Spain
Elbow Creek Wind Project 122 USA
Elk River Wind Farm 150 USA
Fenton Wind Farm 206 USA
Forest Creek Wind Farm 124 USA
Fowler Ridge Wind Farm 750 USA
Gardunha Wind Farm 106 Portugal
Goodland I 130 USA
Gray County Wind Farm 102 USA
Green Mt. Energy Wind Farm 160 USA
Gulf Wind Farm 283 USA
Hackberry Wind Farm 165 USA
High Winds Wind Farm 162 USA
Higueruela Wind Farm 161 Spain
Horns Rev Wind Farm (offshore) 160 Denmark
Horse Hollow Wind Energy Center 736 USA
Intrepid Wind Farm 160 USA
Judith Gap Wind Farm 135 USA
King Mountain Wind Farm 281 USA
Klondike Wind Farm 400 USA [8]
Kryevidhi Wind Farm 150 Albania
Lake Bonney Wind Farm 239 Australia
Langdon Wind Energy Center 159 USA
Lillgrund Wind Farm (offshore) 110 Sweden
Lone Star Wind Farm 400 USA
Lynn/ Inner Dowsing Wind Farm 194 UK
Maple Ridge Wind Farm 322 USA
Maranchon Wind Farm 208 Spain
Marengo Wind Farm 140 USA
McAdoo Wind Farm 150 USA
Melancthon EcoPower Centre 199 Canada
Milford Wind Corridor Project 203 USA
Mount Storm Wind Farm 264 USA
NedPower Mount Storm I 164 USA
New Mexico Wind Energy Center 204 USA
Noble Chateaugay windpark [9] 106 USA
Noble Weathersfield Windpark 126 USA
Nysted Wind Farm (offshore) 166 Denmark
Panther Creek Wind Farm 257 USA
Peetz Wind Farm 400 USA
Peñascal Wind Farm 202 USA
Pine Tree Wind Farm 120 USA
Pinhal Interior Wind Farm 144 Portugal
Pioneer Prairie Wind Farm 293 USA
Pomeroy Wind Farm 196 USA
Port Alma Wind Farm 101 Canada
Portland Wind Project 195 Australia
Prarie Star Wind Farm 100 USA
Princess Amalia Wind Farm (offshore) 120 The Netherlands
Prince Township Wind Farm 189 Canada
Pyron Wind Farm 249 USA
Robin Rigg Wind Farm (offshore) 180 UK
Red Hills Wind Farm 105 USA [10]
Roscoe Wind Farm 781[11] USA
San Gorgonio Pass Wind Farm 619 USA
Sherbino Wind Farm 750 USA
Shiloh Wind Farm 150 USA
Sisante Wind Farm 198 Spain
Smoky Hills Wind Farm 249 USA
Smøla Wind Farm 150 Norway
Snowtown Wind Farm 170 Australia
St. Leon Project 104 Canada
Stanton Energy Center 120 USA
Stateline Wind Project 300 USA
Story County Wind Farm 150 USA
Sweetwater Wind Farm 505 USA
Tararua Wind Farm 161 New Zealand
Tatanka Wind Farm 180 USA
Tehachapi Pass Wind Farm 685[12] USA
Thanet Offshore Wind Project 300 UK
Tomis Team Dobrogea Wind Farm 600 Romania
Thorntonbank Wind Farm 300 Belgium
Trent Wind Farm 150 USA
Turkey Track Wind Farm 169 USA
Twin Groves Wind Farm 396[13] USA
Vankusawade Wind Park 201 India
Vlorë Wind Farm 500 Albania
Walnut Wind Project 153 USA
Waubra Wind Farm 192 Australia
White Creek Wind Power Project 204 USA
Whitelee Wind Farm 322 UK
Wild Horse Wind Farm 229 USA
Wildorado Wind Ranch 160 USA
Woodward Wind Farm 159 USA
Woolnorth Wind Farm 140 Australia
Windpark Egmond aan Zee (offshore) 108 The Netherlands

Proposed wind farmsEdit

Proposed wind farms
Farm Capacity (MW) Country
Atlantic Array (offshore) 1,500 UK
Bald Hills Wind Farm 104 Australia
Beech Ridge Wind Farm 186 USA
Belwind[14] 330 Belgium
Borkum-West II wind farm (offshore) [15] 400 Germany
Buzzards Bay Wind Farm (offshore) [16] 300 USA
Cape Wind (offshore) 420 USA
Clyde Wind Farm 548 UK
Crows Nest Wind Farm 124 Australia
Dobrich Wind Farm 200 Bulgaria
Docking Shoal Wind Farm (offshore)[17] 500 UK
Enel Agichiol Wind Farm 210 Romania
Eolica Baia Wind Farm 126 Romania
Eolica Beidaud Wind Farm 128 Romania
Eolica Casimcea Wind Farm 244 Romania
Eolica Cogealac Wind Farm 448 Romania
Eolica Sǎcele Wind Farm 252 Romania
Franklin County Wind Farm[18] 200-300 USA
Golden Hills Wind Farm[19] 400 USA
Greater Gabbard (offshore) 504 UK
Griffin Wind Farm 204 UK
Gwynt y Môr (offshore) 750 UK
Hartland Wind Farm 500-1,000 USA
High Country Energy Wind Farm 300 USA
Kavarna Wind Farm 250 Bulgaria
Kruger Energy Port Alma[20] 101.2 Canada
Lac-Alfred Wind Farm[21] 300 Canada
Lincoln Gap Wind Farm 124 Australia
Lincs Wind Farm (offshore)[17] 250 UK
London Array (offshore) 1,000 UK
Long Island Offshore Wind Park (offshore) [22] 140 USA
Macarthur Wind Farm 329 Australia
Mărişelu Wind Farm 300 Romania
Markbygden Wind Farm up to 4,000 Sweden
Massif-du-Sud Wind Farm[21] 150 Canada
McAdoo Wind farm [23] 150 USA
McCormick Ranch Wind Park[24] 300 USA
Milford Wind Farm [25] 200USA
Mount Mercer Wind Farm 131 Australia
Oriel Wind Farm (offshore) 330 Ireland
Ormonde Wind Farm (offshore) 108 UK
Oweninny wind farm[26] 320 Ireland
Pampa Wind Project 4,000 USA
Pine Canyon Wind Farm[27] 150 USA
Pine Tree Wind Project[27] 120 USA
Plambeck Bulgarian Wind Farm 250 Bulgaria
Race Bank Wind Farm (offshore)[17] 500 UK
Rivière-du-Moulin Wind Farm[21] 350 Canada
Scarweather Sands Wind Farm (offshore) 108 UK
Shell Flat (offshore) 180 UK
Shepherds Flat Wind Farm 909 USA
Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm (offshore) 315 UK
Silverton Wind Farm up to 1,000 Australia
Sinus Holding Wind Farm 700 Romania
Taralga Wind Farm 105 Australia
Tehachapi Renewal Project 4,500 USA
Titan Wind Project 5,050 USA
Trillium Power Wind 1 (offshore) [20] 710 Canada
Triton Knoll Wind Farm (offshore) 1,200 UK
Underwood Wind Farm[20] 199.7 Canada
Valley City/Lake Ashtabula Wind Farm[28] 200 USA
Walney Wind Farm (offshore) [17] 450 UK
West Duddon Wind Farm (offshore)[17] 500 UK
West Wind[29] 140 New Zealand
Wolfe Island Wind Farm [20] 197.8 Canada

See alsoEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. Wind Power Continues Rapid Rise
  2. World Wind Energy Association (2008). Wind turbines generate more than 1 % of the global electricity
  3. New Report a Complete Analysis of the Global Offshore Wind Energy Industry and its Major Players
  4. AWEA 3rd Quarter 2008 Market Report
  5. International Energy Agency (2007). Renewables in global energy supply: An IEA facts sheet, OECD, 34 pages.
  6. Prepared from documents published by various wind energy associations, including AWEA 3rd Quarter 2008 Market Report
  7. Benton County Wind Farm
  8. http://www.ppmenergy.com/rel_08.09.24.html
  9. GE Unit Surpasses $4 Billion Renewable Energy Mark with NY Wind Farm Investment
  10. http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2008/09/25/ap5470715.html
  11. E.ON Delivers 335-MW of Wind in Texas
  12. U.S. Wind Energy Projects - California
  13. Horizon Wind Energy
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  15. Emerging Energy News: AREVA adds to German wind farm
  16. Buzzards Bay wind farm proposed
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 BWEA Briefing Sheet: Offshore Wind p. 4.
  18. 40,000-Acre Wind Farm Proposed for Iowa
  19. Golden Hills Wind
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 20.3 Wind Power in Ontario
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 RES Gets 950-MW Construction Contract
  22. History of the Offshore Wind Park
  23. Wind farm whips up activity around McAdoo | AVALANCHE-JOURNAL
  24. Proposed wind farm near Cut Bank may double in size
  25. [1]
  26. Hibernian Windpower - Oweninny Wind Farm
  27. 27.0 27.1 Winds of Change A-Blowin': Pine Tree Wind Project
  28. Barnes County wind project would be state’s largest
  29. Trevor Mallard, West Wind project gets welcome lift-off, Beehive press release, 15 August 2007.
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