Global Wind Power Plants

There are currenly 5,278 Wind power plants across the globe with a total capacity of 261680.9 MW.

Name Capacity (MW) Type Other Fuel Commissioned Owner
Ross Island 1.0 MW Wind Meridian Energy
COMODORO RIVADAVIA - ANTONIO MORAN 16.56 MW Wind COOPERATIVA
GENERAL ACHA 1.8 MW Wind COOPERATIVA
MAYOR BURATOVICH 2.02 MW Wind Oil, COOPERATIVAS
PARQUE EOLICO ARAUCO SAPEM I 25.2 MW Wind PARQUE EOLICO ARAUCO S.A.
PARQUE EOLICO ARAUCO SAPEM II 25.2 MW Wind PARQUE EOLICO ARAUCO S.A.
PARQUE EOLICO DIADEMA 6.3 MW Wind HYCHICO SA
PARQUE EOLICO EL TORDILLO 3.0 MW Wind VIENTOS DE LA PATAGONIA I.S.A./ENARSA
PARQUE EOLICO LOMA BLANCA IV (ENARSA) 50.0 MW Wind ENARSA
PARQUE EOLICO RAWSON I (ENARSA) 48.6 MW Wind ENARSA
PARQUE EOLICO RAWSON II (ENARSA) 28.8 MW Wind ENARSA
PICO TRUNCADO - JORGE ROMANUTTI 2.4 MW Wind MUNICIPAL
PUNTA ALTA - CENTENARIO 1.8 MW Wind COOPERATIVAS
Albany Wind Farm 21.6 MW Wind Verve Energy
Ararat Wind Farm 240.0 MW Wind Renewable Energy Systems Ltd
Blayney Wind Farm 9.9 MW Wind Eraring Energy
Bluff Point (Woolnorth) Wind Farm 65.0 MW Wind Hydro-Electric Corporation (Tasmania)
Boco Rock 113.0 MW Wind Boco Rock Wind Farm Pty Ltd
Bodangora Wind Farm 113.0 MW Wind Infigen Energy
Canunda Wind Farm 46.0 MW Wind International Power - GDF Suez Australia
Cape Bridgewater Wind Farm 58.0 MW Wind Pacific Hydro Pty Ltd
Cape Nelson North Wind Farm 22.0 MW Wind Pacific Hydro Pty Ltd
Cape Nelson South Wind Farm 44.0 MW Wind Pacific Hydro Pty Ltd
Cape Sir William Grant Wind Farm 54.0 MW Wind Pacific Hydro Pty Ltd
Capital Hill Wind Farm 140.0 MW Wind Infigen Energy Pty Ltd
Cathedral Rocks Wind Farm 66.0 MW Wind TRUenergy & Acciona Energy
Challicum Hills Wind Farm 52.5 MW Wind Pacific Hydro Pty Ltd
Clements Gap Wind Farm 57.0 MW Wind Pacific Hydro Pty Ltd
Codrington Wind Farm 18.2 MW Wind Energy Pacific (Victoria) Pty Ltd
Collgar Wind Farm 206.0 MW Wind UBS IIT/ REST
Crookwell Wind Farm 4.8 MW Wind Eraring Energy
Crowlands Wind Farm 80.0 MW Wind Pacific Hydro
Cullerin Range Wind Farm 30.0 MW Wind Origin Energy
Emu Downs Wind Farm 79.2 MW Wind Griffin Energy & Stanwell Corporation Ltd
Esperance Wind Farm Nine Mile Beach 3.6 MW Wind Verve Energy
Esperance Wind Farm Ten Mile Lagoon 2.03 MW Wind Verve Energy
Grasmere Wind Farm (Albany Stage II) 13.8 MW Wind Verve Energy
Gullen Range Wind Farm 165.5 MW Wind Tianrun Australia
Gunning 47.0 MW Wind Acciona Energy Australia
Hallet 5 - The Bluff 52.5 MW Wind AGL Energy Pty Ltd
Hallett 1 Brown Hill Wind Farm 94.5 MW Wind AGL Energy Pty Ltd
Hallett 2 Hallet Hill Wind Farm 71.4 MW Wind ANZ Energy Infrastructure Trust
Hopetoun Wind Turbines 1.2 MW Wind Verve Energy
Kalbarri Wind Farm 1.7 MW Wind Verve Energy
Kiata Wind Farm 31.05 MW Wind Windlab Limited
Lake Bonney Stage 1 Wind Farm 80.5 MW Wind Infigen Energy Pty Ltd
Lake Bonney Stage 2 Wind Farm 159.0 MW Wind Infigen Energy Pty Ltd
Lake Bonney Stage 3 Wind Farm 39.0 MW Wind Infigen Energy Pty Ltd
Leonards Hill 4.1 MW Wind Hepburn Community Wind Park Co-operative Ltd
Lincoln Gap 10.0 MW Wind Nexif Energy Australia
Macarthur Wind Farm 420.0 MW Wind AGL Energy Pty Ltd
Moorabool North Wind Farm 131.0 MW Wind Goldwind Australia
Moorabool South Wind Farm 131.0 MW Wind Goldwind Australia
Mortons Lane Wind Farm 20.0 MW Wind China Guangdong Nuclear Wind Energy Company
Mount Millar Wind Farm 70.0 MW Wind Meridian Energy Australia
Mt Gellibrand Wind Farm 189.0 MW Wind Acciona Energy
Mt Mercer Wind Farm 131.0 MW Wind
Mumbida Wind Farm 55.0 MW Wind Verve Energy Pty Ltd
Murra Warra Wind Farm 429.0 MW Wind RES Australia
Musselroe 168.0 MW Wind Hydro Tasmania Wind Operations Pty Ltd
North Brown Hill Wind Farm 132.3 MW Wind AGL Energy Pty Ltd
Oakland Hills Wind Farm 67.0 MW Wind AGL Energy Pty Ltd
Sapphire Wind Farm 270.0 MW Wind CWP Renewables
Snowtown North 148.0 MW Wind Tilt Renewables
Snowtown South 126.0 MW Wind Tilt Renewables
Starfish Hill Wind Farm 34.5 MW Wind RATCH-Australia
Studland Bay (Woolnorth) Wind Farm 75.0 MW Wind Hydro-Electric Corporation (Tasmania)
Taralga Wind Farm 107.0 MW Wind State Power Investment Corperation
Toora Wind Farm 21.0 MW Wind RATCH-Australia
Walkaway Wind Farm 90.0 MW Wind Infigen Energy Pty Ltd
Waterloo Wind Farm 111.0 MW Wind TRUenergy
Wattle Point Wind Farm 90.75 MW Wind ANZ Energy Infrastructure Trust
Waubra Wind Farm 192.0 MW Wind Acciona Energy Australia
Windy Hill Wind Farm 12.0 MW Wind RATCH-Australia
Wonthaggi Wind Farm 12.0 MW Wind Origin Energy
Woodlawn Wind Farm 48.0 MW Wind Infigen Energy Pty Ltd
Yaloak South Wind Farm 131.0 MW Wind Pacific Hydro
Yambuk Wind Farm 30.0 MW Wind Energy Pacific (Victoria) Pty Ltd
Wind Park Bruck an der Leitha 9.0 MW Wind 2000 Verbund
Wind Park Hollern II 37.0 MW Wind 2014 Verbund
Wind Park Petronell-Carnuntum II 21.0 MW Wind Verbund
Windpark Bruck-Göttlesbrunn 21.0 MW Wind 2015 Verbund
Aspiravi Wuustwezel 22.1 MW Wind
Belwind Phase 1 171.0 MW Wind 2010
Froidchapelle Wind 25.0 MW Wind
HERDERSBRUG WIND 3.0 MW Wind
Northwind 216.0 MW Wind 2013
RODENHUIZE WIND 4.5 MW Wind
SCHELLE WIND 4.5 MW Wind
Thorntonbank - C-Power - Area NE 147.6 MW Wind
Thorntonbank - C-Power - Area SW 177.6 MW Wind 2013
WM Park Powerport Zeebrugge 12.0 MW Wind
Windvision Estinnes WIND 80.0 MW Wind
ZEEBRUGGE WIND 12.0 MW Wind
Albatroz 4.8 MW Wind 2009
Alegria I 51.0 MW Wind 2010
Alegria II 100.65 MW Wind 2011
Alhandra 6.3 MW Wind 2011
Ametista 28.56 MW Wind 2015
Amparo 22.5 MW Wind 2011

How many wind power plants are there?

There are currenly 5,278 utility-scale (commercial, greater than 1 MW) wind power plants in the world. With a total of 350,000+ wind turbines globally.

How much electricity is generated from wind power each year?

According to the latest data from the International Energy Agency (IEA), the global electricity generation from wind power was approximately 1,335 terawatt-hours (TWh) in 2020. This represents an increase of 16% compared to 2019 and is equivalent to the annual electricity consumption of more than 130 million average households in the United States.

How many homes can an average wind turbine power?

Average house hold use of electricity varies widley from country to country and even regions within countries. So to answer the question more specifically we will use the average electricity of a home in the United States, which according to U.S. Energy Information Administration is 893 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity per month. The mean capacity of wind turbines in commercial operation in 2020 was 2.75 megawatts (MW), oprating at 42% capacity factor and generating on average 843,000 kWh per month, enough to power 940 average homes in the United States with electricity.

Can wind turbines harm wildlife?

Noise pollution from wind turbines theoretically has the ability disturb animal communication. Visual stimuli such as reflections, shadows and lighting can also has an impact on wildlife. American Bird Conservancy estimates bird mortality from collisions with wind turbines to be between 140,000-679,089 each year, in the United States alone, based on three independent studies made in 2013-2014.

How many wind turbines are installed globally each year?

According to The Global Wind Energy Council, 22,893 wind turbines were installed globally in 2019. These turbine were produced by 33 suppliers and accounting for over 63 GW of wind power capacity. Since then, records has been set each year for total installed capacity, thus the number of installed wind turbines each year could potentially be at 25,000+.

What is the total global capacity of wind power?

According to GWEC, the total global wind power capacity is up to 837 GW, as of 2022.

What materials are used to make wind turbines?

What materials used to create a wind turbines depends on both the model and the make of the turbine. The most common a wind turbines are made of 66-79% steel of total turbine mass, 11-16% fiberglass, resin or plastic, 5-17% iron or cast iron of total mass, 1% copper; and 0-2% aluminum, accroding to National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Data Information

This data is a derivitive set of data gathered by source mentioned below.

Data Sources

Global Energy Observatory/Google/KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm/Enipedia/World Resources Institute/database.earth