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
Connecticut Avon, Connecticut - Wind Energy Ordinance - Appendix D Section IV - U Small June 2009

Avon, Connecticut - Wind Energy Ordinance - Appendix D Section IV - U

Date: June 9, 2009

Verified by WINDExchange on May 6, 2019

Connecticut Brookfield, Connecticut - Wind Energy Ordinance Small November 2009

Brookfield, Connecticut - Wind Energy Ordinance

Date: Nov. 8, 2009

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 18, 2018

Connecticut Colchester, Connecticut - Wind Energy Ordinance - Section 8.11.13 Small January 2015

Colchester, Connecticut - Wind Energy Ordinance - Section 8.11.13

Date: Jan. 15, 2015

Verified by WINDExchange on May 6, 2019

Connecticut Farmington, Connecticut - Wind Energy Ordinance- Article IV Section 29 Small December 2008

Farmington, Connecticut - Wind Energy Ordinance- Article IV Section 29

Date: Dec. 13, 2008

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 18, 2018

Connecticut Griswold, Connecticut - Wind Energy Ordinance - Section 11.15 Small January 2012

Griswold, Connecticut - Wind Energy Ordinance - Section 11.15

Date: Jan. 15, 2012

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 18, 2018

Connecticut Hamden, Connecticut - Wind Energy Ordinance - Article VI Section 676 Small August 2010

Hamden, Connecticut - Wind Energy Ordinance - Article VI Section 676

Date: Aug. 15, 2010

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 18, 2018

Connecticut Harwinton, Connecticut - Wind Energy Ordinance - Section 9.11 Small September 2009

Harwinton, Connecticut - Wind Energy Ordinance - Section 9.11

Date: Sept. 14, 2009

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 18, 2018

Connecticut Meriden, Connecticut - Wind Energy Ordinance Small May 2016

Meriden, Connecticut - Wind Energy Ordinance

Date: May 2, 2016

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 18, 2018

Connecticut Redding, Connecticut - Wind Energy Ordinance - Section 5.15 Small July 2014

Redding, Connecticut - Wind Energy Ordinance - Section 5.15

Date: July 30, 2014

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 18, 2018

Connecticut Roxbury, Connecticut - Wind Energy Ordinance - Section 5.7 Small January 2010

Roxbury, Connecticut - Wind Energy Ordinance - Section 5.7

Date: Jan. 12, 2010

Verified by WINDExchange on May 6, 2019

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