Wind in the Midwest Region
Midwest states in general have significant wind resources, and many projects have been deployed in this region. According to AWEA, the Midwestern states with the largest wind power capacity installations at the end of September 2014 include Iowa (5,177 MW), Illinois (3,568 MW), Oklahoma (3,134 MW), Minnesota (3,035 MW), Kansas (2,967 MW), North Dakota (1,681 MW), and Indiana (1,544 MW).
Barriers to wind development in the region include transmission and limited state and regional markets. Wind-related manufacturing could result in economic benefits for the region.