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.

To learn about primary federal incentives for developing and investing in wind power, resources for funding wind power, and opportunities to partner with the U.S. Department of Energy and other federal agencies on efforts to move the U.S. wind industry forward, see Advancing the Growth of the U.S. Wind Industry: Federal Incentives, Funding, and Partnership Opportunities.

Ordinances Database

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.

The WINDExchange ordinances database is a collection of U.S. wind energy ordinances at the state and local levels; it is not exhaustive. If you would like to submit a wind energy ordinance that is not represented in the database, please email Frank A. Oteri.

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Title
Type of Wind
Date Enacted/Updated
New York Town of Hopkinton, New York - Wind Energy Ordinance Both February 2018

Town of Hopkinton, New York - Wind Energy Ordinance

Date: Feb. 27, 2018

Verified by WINDExchange on March 10, 2019

New York Town of Hammond, New York - Wind Energy Ordinance Both November 2011

Town of Hammond, New York - Wind Energy Ordinance

Date: Nov. 1, 2011

Verified by WINDExchange on March 10, 2019

Indiana Carroll County, Indiana - Wind Energy Ordinance Both November 2009

Carroll County, Indiana - Wind Energy Ordinance

Date: Nov. 16, 2009

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 19, 2018

Indiana Cass County, Indiana - Wind Energy Ordinance Both July 2009

Cass County, Indiana - Wind Energy Ordinance

Date: July 6, 2009

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 19, 2018

Indiana Jay County, Indiana - Wind Energy Ordinance Both April 2009

Jay County, Indiana - Wind Energy Ordinance

Date: April 23, 2009

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 19, 2018

Indiana Logansport, Indiana - Wind Energy Ordinance Both August 2009

Logansport, Indiana - Wind Energy Ordinance

Date: Aug. 3, 2009

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 19, 2018

Michigan Ionia, Michigan - Wind Energy Ordinance - Part 12 - Title 6 - Chapter 1287 Both May 2010

Ionia, Michigan - Wind Energy Ordinance - Part 12 - Title 6 - Chapter 1287

Date: May 17, 2010

Verified by WINDExchange on May 6, 2019

Michigan Wilson, Michigan - Wind Energy Ordinance Both November 2008

Wilson, Michigan - Wind Energy Ordinance

Date: Nov. 21, 2008

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 19, 2018

Minnesota Chippewa County, Minnesota - Wind Energy Ordinance Both February 2005

Chippewa County, Minnesota - Wind Energy Ordinance

Date: Feb. 15, 2005

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 19, 2018

North Carolina Camden County, North Carolina - Wind Energy Ordinance Both September 2007

Camden County, North Carolina - Wind Energy Ordinance

Date: Sept. 17, 2007

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 19, 2018

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