If a wind turbines capacity factor is 33%, doesn that mean it is only running one-third of the time?

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If a wind turbines capacity factor is 33%, doesn that mean it is only running one-third of the time?

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No. A wind turbine at a typical location in the Midwestern U.S. should run about 65-80% of the time. However, much of the time it will be generating at less than full capacity (see previous answer), making its capacity factor lower.

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