Wind Energy Policies and Incentives

Federal, state, and local regulations govern many aspects of wind energy development. The nature of the project and its location will largely drive the levels of regulation required. Check the DSIRE database of federal and state renewable energy policies and incentives.

Ordinances

Wind energy ordinances adopted by counties, towns, and other types of municipalities are one of the best ways for local governments to identify conditions and priorities for all types of wind development. These ordinances regulate aspects of wind projects such as their location, permitting process, and construction. The standards specified in ordinances provide clarity to wind developers and the public. Ordinances may also address issues of community impact such as: land use, noise standards, and safety.

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Title
Type of Wind
Date Enacted/Updated
Alaska Anchorage, Alaska - Wind Energy Ordinance Small February 2013

Anchorage, Alaska - Wind Energy Ordinance

Date: Feb. 26, 2013

Verified by WINDExchange on July 17, 2017

Alaska Cordova, Alaska - Wind Energy Ordinance Both December 2010

Cordova, Alaska - Wind Energy Ordinance

Date: Dec. 15, 2010

Verified by WINDExchange on July 18, 2017

Alaska Homer, Alaska - Wind Energy Ordinance Small September 2009

Homer, Alaska - Wind Energy Ordinance

Date: Sept. 29, 2009

Verified by WINDExchange on July 18, 2017

Alaska Kenai, Alaska - Wind Energy Ordinance - Title 14 Chapter 14.20 Section 14.20.235 Both January 2009

Kenai, Alaska - Wind Energy Ordinance - Title 14 Chapter 14.20 Section 14.20.235

Date: Jan. 31, 2009

Verified by WINDExchange on July 18, 2017

Arizona Bullhead City, Arizona - Wind Energy Ordinance - Chapter 17 Section 39 Small December 2009

Bullhead City, Arizona - Wind Energy Ordinance - Chapter 17 Section 39

Date: Dec. 15, 2009

Verified by WINDExchange on July 18, 2017

Arizona Cave Creek, Arizona - Wind Energy Ordinance Small December 2011

Cave Creek, Arizona - Wind Energy Ordinance

Date: Dec. 22, 2011

Verified by WINDExchange on July 18, 2017

Arizona Coconino, Arizona - Wind Energy Ordinance Large July 2012

Coconino, Arizona - Wind Energy Ordinance

Date: July 13, 2012

Verified by WINDExchange on July 18, 2017

Arizona Kingman, Arizona - Wind Energy Ordinance - Section 26.1300 Small March 2009

Kingman, Arizona - Wind Energy Ordinance - Section 26.1300

Date: March 2, 2009

Verified by WINDExchange on July 18, 2017

Arizona Navajo County, Arizona - Wind Energy Ordinance Large October 2010

Navajo County, Arizona - Wind Energy Ordinance

Date: Oct. 26, 2010

Verified by WINDExchange on July 18, 2017

California Amador County, California - Wind Energy Ordinance Small January 2010

Amador County, California - Wind Energy Ordinance

Date: Jan. 31, 2010

Verified by WINDExchange on July 18, 2017

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