We're No. 1 in Wind
At NextEra Energy, we're the No. 1 producer of wind energy in North America. Our wind energy capacity has nearly tripled over the past decade.
We own and operate nearly 14,000* MW of emissions-free wind energy with plans to continue expanding our industry-leading renewable energy portfolio. For 2017-2018, we expect to bring online an additional 2,400 to 4,100 MW of clean, emissions-free wind energy.
Source: American Wind Association and Canadian Wind Energy (2016 prelim. results). For NextEra Energy: As of March 31, 2017. Not adjusted for sales to NextEra Energy Partners (NEP). All projects contained in NEP are included at 100%.
In 2016 alone, our wind energy portfolio grew by approximately 1,460 MW. We added eight wind energy centers in California, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas.
We now have wind projects in 20 U.S. states and four Canadian provinces, representing a total capital investment of more than $23.6 billion and a fleet size that is comparable to the generation capacity of a top-15 utility. These projects are providing home-grown affordable energy, as well as providing economic benefits to local communities.
*Includes megawatts associated with non-controlling interests related to NextEra Energy Partners, LP.
In 2016, NextEra Energy Resources acquired the 100-MW High Lonesome Mesa Wind Energy Center in New Mexico.