Onshore wind capacity accounted for 9.5% of total power plant installations globally in 2021, according to GlobalData, with total recorded onshore wind capacity of 774GW. This is expected to contribute 13.1% by the end of 2030 with capacity of installations aggregating up to 1,618GW. Of the total global onshore wind capacity, 17.54% is in the US. Listed below are the five largest active onshore wind power plants by capacity in the US, according to GlobalData’s power plants database. GlobalData uses proprietary data and analytics to provide a complete picture of the global onshore wind power segment. Buy the latest onshore wind power plant profiles here.

1. Traverse Wind Project

The Traverse Wind Project is a 999MW onshore wind power project located in Oklahoma, the US. Post completion of construction, the project was commissioned in 2022. The project was developed by GE Renewable Energy; Invenergy. Public Service Company of Oklahoma; Southwestern Electric Power own the project. Buy the profile here.

2. Buffalo Gap

The 988.30MW Buffalo Gap onshore wind power project is located in Texas, the US. AES has developed the project. It was commissioned in 2006. The project is owned by AES. Buy the profile here.

3. Alta Wind Project

The Alta Wind Project is a 946.45MW onshore wind project. Clearway Energy owns the project. It was commissioned in 2010. The project was developed by Terra-Gen. It is located in California, the US. Buy the profile here.

4. Shepherds Flat

The Shepherds Flat onshore wind project with a capacity of 845MW came online in 2012. The project was developed by Caithness Energy. Caithness Energy; Google Energy; Sumitomo have the equity stakes in the project. It is located in Oregon, the US. Buy the profile here.

5. Meadow Lake Wind Farm

The Meadow Lake Wind Farm has been operating since 2009. The 801.25MW onshore wind project is located in Indiana, the US. The project has been developed by EDP Renewables North America. Axium Infrastructure; Connor Clark & Lunn Infrastructure; Desjardins Group Pension Plan; EDP Renewables North America; Regime de rentes du Mouvement Desjardins have the equity stakes in this project. Buy the profile here.

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This information is drawn from GlobalData’s Power Plants database, which provides detailed profiles of over 170,000 active, planned and under construction power plants worldwide.