U.S. unsubsidized levelized cost of wind energy by region 2017

This statistic shows the estimated unsubsidized levelized costs for wind energy generation technologies in the United States in 2017, by region. During this time, the levelized cost of wind energy had a low estimate of 41 U.S. dollars per megawatt to a high estimate of 65 U.S. dollars per megawatt in the Northeastern region.

Estimated unsubsidized levelized costs of wind energy generation in the U.S. in 2017, by region (in U.S. dollars per megawatt hour)*

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Release date

November 2017


United States

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Supplementary notes

* Assumes an onshore wind generation plant with capital costs of 1.20 to 1.65 U.S. dollars per watt.

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