Electricity From Wind Energy Statistics & Data

In 2016, wind energy generated within California totaled 13,500 gigawatt-hours (GWh) or 6.81 percent of the in-state total power generation. Wind energy power plants generating in California during at least part of the year had a total capacity of 5,670 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
2016Alta Wind VIII LLC57835W0393Alta Wind VIII, LLCCA150.0294,817294,817
2016BP Wind Energy North America50553W0391Edom Hills Project 1, LLCCA20.045,39345,393
2016CalWind Resources Inc10191W0284Wind Resource I (Calwind Wind Resource I)CA8.715,24815,248
2016CalWind Resources Inc54909W0320Wind Resource II (Calwind)CA20.048,99348,993
2016Coram California Development LP57962W0408Coram California Development, LPCA102.0286,428286,428
2016Difwinds Farm Ltd V54685W0386Difwind Farms LTD VCA11.613,93513,935
2016EUI Management PH Inc10027W0268EUIPH Wind FarmCA25.540,34440,344
2016EverPower Wind Holdings Inc57833W0406Mustang Hills LLC (Alta Wind VI Energy Center)CA150.0314,587314,587
2016Foundation Windpower57594W0395Teichert VernalisCA1.51,5631,563
2016Foundation Windpower57626W0396Safeway TracyCA2.02,7202,720
2016Foundation Windpower57792W0397IEUACA1.0600600
2016Foundation Windpower57791W0398Anheuser-BuschCA1.52,3482,348
2016Foundation Windpower58112W0399Cemex MadisonCA1.01,5721,572
2016Foundation Windpower58105W0400Wal-Mart Red BluffCA1.02,0362,036
2016Foundation Windpower58113W0401Robertsons Ready-MixCA2.09,7939,793
2016Foundation Windpower58114W0402Nestle WatersCA3.213,77413,774
2016Foundation Windpower58102W0403Cemex BMQCA3.03,3683,368
2016Foundation Windpower58105W0404Cemex River PlantCA3.22,9322,932
2016Foundation Windpower58104W0405Superior FarmsCA1.01,4251,425
2016Foundation Windpower59331W0456Anheuser-Busch #2CA1.63,9373,937
2016FPL Energy Operating Services Inc54647W0270Terra-Gen Mojave Windfarms (TPC Wind Farms - Tehachapi Power Purchase Trust)CA28.459,01359,013
2016FPL Energy Operating Services Inc52143W0312Mojave 3 (Mojave 3-4-5 (Desertwind II PPC Trust) - 6113)CA23.564,18564,185
2016FPL Energy Operating Services Inc50536W0357Solano Wind 1,2 (SMUD Solano Phase 2)CA102.2212,379212,379
2016FPL Energy Operating Services Inc56362W0358Shiloh I Wind (Victory Garden Prtnr PHIV)CA150.0386,097386,097
2016FPL Energy Operating Services Inc50823W0364Dillon WindCA45.0141,733141,733
2016FPL Energy Operating Services Inc54681W0365Difwind Farms LTD ICA7.211,85911,859
2016FPL Energy Operating Services Inc54682W0366Difwind Farms LTD IICA5.46,4756,475
2016Hatchet Ridge Wind LLC56654W0369Hatchet Ridge Wind, LLCCA101.2287,408287,408
2016International Turbine Research10005W0354International Turbine Research IncCA18.622,38122,381
2016Los Angeles Department of Water & Power (LADWP)56433W0368Pine Tree Wind Power PlantCA135.0178,382178,382
2016Mesa Wind Power Corporation50535W0260Mesa Wind Power CorporationCA29.97,3077,307
2016Mojave 16/17/18 LLC50821W0313Mojave 16, 17, 18 (Mojave 16-17-18 (Desertwind III PPC Trust) - 6063-6114)CA83.1119,017119,017
2016NextEra Energy Resources LLC57201W0371FPL Energy Montezuma Winds LLCCA36.890,58990,589
2016NextEra Energy Resources LLC57701W0392Montezuma Wind IICA78.2152,043152,043
2016NextEra Energy Resources LLC57700W0394Vasco Wind Energy CenterCA78.2236,403236,403
2016NextEra Energy Resources LLC56271W0423Diablo Wind LLCCA18.063,33563,335
2016North Sky River Energy LLC58121W0414North Sky River, LLCCA162.0464,374464,374
2016Oasis Power Partners LLC56302W0385Oasis Power Partners, LLCCA60.0180,671180,671
2016Pettern Energy (Ocotillo LLC)57514W0409Ocotillo Express LLCCA265.4530,435530,435
2016Ridgetop Energy LLC54931W0265Ridgetop Energy II (Cannon Energy Corp)CA46.9151,109151,109
2016Ridgetop Energy LLC10597W0297Ridgetop Energy (Cannon Energy Corp - 6092)CA28.555,89955,899
2016San Gorgornio Farms Inc50281W0261San Gorgonio Farms Wind FarmCA31.088,02588,025
2016San Gorgornio Farms Inc10718W0286Karen Avenue Wind FarmCA11.727,63627,636
2016Seawest Energy Group54258W0277Phoenix Wind (Section 20 Trust)CA2.100
2016Seawest Energy Group50820W0278East Winds Project (NAWP Inc)CA4.27,1257,125
2016Seawest Energy Group40485W0292Altech III (NAWP Inc. - 6087)CA25.132,14532,145
2016Seawest Energy Group57302W0299Green Power I (Dutch Energy Corp)CA16.522,57822,578
2016Seawest Energy Group56075W0355High WindsCA162.0312,407312,407
2016Seawest Energy Group58092W0356Solano Wind 3 (SMUD Solano Phase 1)CA127.8349,975349,975
2016See WPRS for detailsMISSINGW0259Mogul EnergyCA4.0908908
2016See WPRS for details50386W0262Windland Inc Boxcar ICA7.317,57217,572
2016See WPRS for details50386W0301Windland Inc Boxcar IICA7.818,58818,588
2016See WPRS for details50754W0319Oak Creek Wind PowerCA31.566,27966,279
2016See WPRS for details10586W0360Mountain View IIICA22.473,55173,551
2016See WPRS for details54686W0374Difwind Farms Ltd VICA23.338,40538,405
2016See WPRS for details54453W0380EDF Renewable Windfarm V Inc (ENXCO V)CA15.525,94125,941
2016See WPRS for details59328W0390Golden Acorn CasinoCA1.03,5423,542
2016See WPRS for details58205W0413WAGNER WIND, LLCCA6.019,16119,161
2016See WPRS for details57484W0420Manzana WindCA189.0539,071539,071
2016See WPRS for details57586W0421Shiloh III Wind Project, LLCCA102.5260,264260,264
2016See WPRS for details57725W0422Shiloh IV Wind Project, LLCCA102.5282,860282,860
2016See WPRS for details56446W0426Buena Vista Energy LLCCA38.094,96394,963
2016See WPRS for details52165W0429Helzel & Schwarzhoff 88CA1.5437437
2016See WPRS for details57459W0430Mountain View IVCA49.0170,594170,594
2016See WPRS for detailsMISSINGW0437Wintec Energy #2-ACA1.33,8383,838
2016See WPRS for details59236W0438Rising Tree Wind Farm IIICA99.0321,253321,253
2016See WPRS for details57301W0439Dutch Energy Wind FarmCA9.518,80118,801
2016See WPRS for details57302W0440Garnet Wind Energy CenterCA6.518,63218,632
2016See WPRS for details58394W0441Alta X Wind Energy CenterCA136.8364,573364,573
2016See WPRS for details58395W0442Alta XI Wind Energy CenterCA89.7276,093276,093
2016See WPRS for details52143W0443Mojave 4CA29.079,50879,508
2016See WPRS for details52144W0444Mojave 5CA22.565,10465,104
2016See WPRS for details54750W0445Coram Tehachapi LPCA6.514,09314,093
2016See WPRS for details54454W0447San Gorgonio WindCA49.5187,884187,884
2016See WPRS for details56570W0449Terra-Gen VG WindCA7.413,32113,321
2016See WPRS for details55719W0450Mountain View ICA44.4126,972126,972
2016See WPRS for details55719W0451Mountain View IICA22.261,57261,572
2016See WPRS for details50552W0452Cabazon WindCA39.061,44261,442
2016See WPRS for details59329W0455City of SoledadCA1.04,2924,292
2016See WPRS for details59330W0457Taylor FarmsCA1.03,8923,892
2016See WPRS for details57621W0458Rising Tree Wind Farm ICA79.2243,487243,487
2016See WPRS for details59235W0459Rising Tree Wind Farm IICA19.859,19859,198
2016See WPRS for details60049W0461Golden HillsCA85.9282,639282,639
2016See WPRS for details60049W0463Coram Energy LLCCA15.050,75650,756
2016Shiloh III Wind Project57586W0384Shiloh Wind Project 2, LLC (Shiloh II & III)CA153.8399,427399,427
2016Terra-Gen Operating Company50690W0283San Gorgonio Westwinds IICA43.4110,413110,413
2016Terra-Gen Operating Company56295W0359Kumeyaay Wind FarmCA50.0143,754143,754
2016Terra-Gen Operating Company54931W0361Whitewater Hill Partners, LLCCA61.5138,295138,295
2016Terra-Gen Operating Company57757W0367Pacific Wind Project, LLCCA140.0328,828328,828
2016Terra-Gen Operating Company57282W0370Alta I Wind Energy CenterCA150.0413,306413,306
2016Terra-Gen Operating Company57291W0372Alta II Wind Energy CenterCA150.0360,211360,211
2016Terra-Gen Operating Company57292W0387Alta III Wind Energy CenterCA150.0380,370380,370
2016Terra-Gen Operating Company57293W0388Alta IV Wind Energy CenterCA102.0183,385183,385
2016Terra-Gen Operating Company57294W0389Alta V Wind Energy CenterCA168.0293,760293,760
2016Terra-Gen Operating Company10586W0407Cameron RidgeCA59.7175,186175,186
2016Terra-Gen Operating Company57834W0415Pinyon Pines Winds ICA168.0346,699346,699
2016Terra-Gen Operating Company57837W0416Pinyon Pines Winds IICA132.0250,438250,438
2016Unknown50552W0258Cabazon Wind Partners, LLCCA40.9116,857116,857
2016Unknown50532W0271Wind Stream Operations 6039 (Zond Systems Inc - 6039)CA6.39,0489,048
2016Unknown50532W0272Wind Stream Operations 6040 (Zond Systems Inc - 6040)CA6.710,71410,714
2016Unknown50532W0273Wind Stream Operations 6041 (Zond Systems Inc - 6041)CA4.56,1536,153
2016Unknown56570W0274Wind Stream Operations 6042 (Zond Systems Inc - 6042)CA6.38,5118,511
2016Unknown52162W027585A (Zond Systems Inc - 6043)CA14.115,92115,921
2016Unknown52163W027685B (Zond Systems Inc - 6044)CA21.120,37620,376
2016Unknown50536W0289Sky River Partnership (ESI Energy Inc - 6065)CA70.7136,624136,624
2016Unknown52160W0304Victory Gardens IV (6103)CA20.734,09334,093
2016Unknown52161W0306Terra-Gen 251 Wind (Zond Monolith X)CA16.922,83022,830
2016UnknownMISSINGW0310Wind Stream Operations 6111 (AES Tehachapi Wind - Zond Systems Inc - Northwind)CA6.37,7047,704
2016Unknown50533W0311Painted Hills Wind Developers (Zond Systems Inc - 6112)CA19.233,05833,058
2016Unknown50534W0331Santa Clara 85CCA16.09,6049,604
2016Westwind Association54258W0300Westwind Partners, LLC (ENXCO)CA9.16,1016,101
2016Windpower Partners 1993 LP50276W0318Wintec Energy, Ltd.CA2.02,2952,295
2016Windstar Energy LLC57774W0419Windstar Energy, LLCCA120.0299,341299,341
 Total5,669.713,499,58613,499,586

International Turbine Research, W0354, reported December 2016 station use as -54,694 kWh. Staff estimated station use as the average of December 2014 and December 2015 values, 52,920 kWh.

End of year online capacity for 2016 was 5,644 MW.

 
 

Wind Production (Out of State)

YearCompany NameEIA
Plant ID
CEC
Plant ID
Plant NameState Capacity (MW) Gross MWh Net MWh
2016Energia Sierra Juarez S de RL de CVMISSINGW0460Energia Sierra Juarez, S. de R.L. de C.V. (Baja Mexico Wind)MX155.1432,967422,821
2016SunEdison57079W0417Milford Wind 1 - (Utah)UT203.5472,271455,236
2016SunEdison57107W0418Milford Wind 2 - (Utah)UT100.5218,517193,172
 Total459.11,123,7551,071,229
 
 

Total Wind Production
(Annual Totals; Excludes Imports)


Year Capacity (MW) Gross MWh Net MWh
20165,669.713,499,58613,499,586
20156,000.712,175,98612,175,984
20145,895.913,073,76713,073,767
20135,785.211,964,25511,964,255
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
Alameda198.1591,981
Beaver304.0690,788
Contra Costa38.094,963
Imperial265.4530,435
Kern3,280.87,704,867
Merced18.622,381
Monterey2.08,184
Riverside666.41,617,588
San Bernardino7.26,900
San Diego51.0147,296
San Joaquin3.54,283
Shasta101.2287,408
Solano1,035.32,479,692
Tecate155.1432,967
Tehama1.02,036
Yolo1.01,572