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Wind Energy Industry Produced Less Power in 2023, Despite Having Increased Total Generation Capacity

Total wind capacity in the U.S. has tripled from 47 gigawatts in 2010 to 147.5 gigawatts by

the end of 2023. The wind energy industry managed to increase total generation capacity by 6.2 gigawatts in 2023, but the actual electricity generation decreased. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, wind farms in the U.S. generated a total of 425,235 gigawatt hours in 2023, which was 2.1 percent less than the industry generated in 2022. The nation’s wind energy capacity has tripled by the end of 2023.

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