Wind Capacity Factors

Despite claims to the contrary, wind capacity factors have remained relatively constant over the years at about 1/3 (1). Over the first six month of 2015, the average U.S. capacity factor was 0.32 and that for Ohio was 0.34 (2).

References

(1) U.S. Department of Energy, 2014 Wind Technologies Market Report, http://energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2015/08/f25/2014-Wind-Technologies-Market-Report-8.7.pdf

(2) Electric Power Monthly, August 2015, Tables 1.17.B & 6.2.B

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