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 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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State
Title
Type of Wind
Date Enacted/Updated
Wisconsin Racine County, Wisconsin - Wind Energy Ordinance Small December 2004

Racine County, Wisconsin - Wind Energy Ordinance

Date: Dec. 14, 2004

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 18, 2018

Wisconsin Calumet County, Wisconsin - Wind Energy Ordinance - Chapter 79 Both January 2015

Calumet County, Wisconsin - Wind Energy Ordinance - Chapter 79

Date: Jan. 20, 2015

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 18, 2018

Wisconsin Price County, Wisconsin - Wind Energy Ordinance - Section 10.8 Both February 2009

Price County, Wisconsin - Wind Energy Ordinance - Section 10.8

Date: Feb. 17, 2009

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 18, 2018

Wisconsin Trempealeau County, Wisconsin - Wind Energy Ordinance Large November 2007

Trempealeau County, Wisconsin - Wind Energy Ordinance

Date: Nov. 28, 2007

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 18, 2018

Wisconsin Racine County, Wisconsin - Wind Energy Ordinance Large December 2015

Racine County, Wisconsin - Wind Energy Ordinance

Date: Dec. 15, 2015

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 18, 2018

Wisconsin Town of Wilson, Wisconsin - Wind Energy Ordinance - Section 8.04 Large August 2012

Town of Wilson, Wisconsin - Wind Energy Ordinance - Section 8.04

Date: Aug. 20, 2012

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 18, 2018

Wisconsin Door County, Wisconsin - Wind Energy Ordinance Large January 2008

Door County, Wisconsin - Wind Energy Ordinance

Date: Jan. 29, 2008

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 18, 2018

Wisconsin New Glarus, Wisconsin - Wind Energy Ordinance Both July 2008

New Glarus, Wisconsin - Wind Energy Ordinance

Date: July 1, 2008

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 19, 2018

Wisconsin Oconto, Wisconsin - Wind Energy Ordinance - Section 13-1-181 Both May 2017

Oconto, Wisconsin - Wind Energy Ordinance - Section 13-1-181

Date: May 11, 2017

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 18, 2018

Wisconsin Town of Forest, Wisconsin - Wind Energy Ordinance Large August 2011

Town of Forest, Wisconsin - Wind Energy Ordinance

Date: Aug. 17, 2011

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 18, 2018

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