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.

In December 2019, Congress passed extensions of the Production Tax Credit (PTC) and Investment Tax Credit (ITC). The PTC provides a tax credit of 1¢–2¢ per kilowatt-hour for the first 10 years of electricity generation for utility-scale wind. The alternative ITC provides a credit for 12%–30% of investment costs at the start of the project. Learn more about the PTC and ITC.

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 Laura Carter.

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Type of Wind
Date Enacted/Updated
Indiana Benton County, Indiana - Wind Energy Ordinance Both March 2006

Benton County, Indiana - Wind Energy Ordinance

Date: March 7, 2006

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 25, 2021

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. 25, 2021

Indiana Clinton County, Indiana - Wind Energy Ordinance - Article 5 - Section 535 Both May 2009

Clinton County, Indiana - Wind Energy Ordinance - Article 5 - Section 535

Date: May 18, 2009

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 22, 2021

Indiana Grant County, Indiana - Wind Energy Ordinance - Section 153.550 Both December 2008

Grant County, Indiana - Wind Energy Ordinance - Section 153.550

Date: Dec. 2, 2008

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 22, 2021

Indiana Henry County, Indiana - Wind Energy Ordinance - Section 9.0 Both June 2018

Henry County, Indiana - Wind Energy Ordinance - Section 9.0

Date: June 13, 2018

Verified by WINDExchange on May 7, 2019

Indiana Huntington, Indiana - Wind Energy Ordinance - Section 720 Both March 2015

Huntington, Indiana - Wind Energy Ordinance - Section 720

Date: March 23, 2015

Verified by WINDExchange on May 26, 2022

Indiana Jay County, Indiana - Wind Energy Ordinance - Article 2 - Section 217 and 218 Both April 2009

Jay County, Indiana - Wind Energy Ordinance - Article 2 - Section 217 and 218

Date: April 23, 2009

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 25, 2021

Indiana Logansport, Indiana - Wind Energy Ordinance - Article 4 - Section Z Both August 2009

Logansport, Indiana - Wind Energy Ordinance - Article 4 - Section Z

Date: Aug. 3, 2009

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 25, 2021

Indiana Madison County, Indiana - Wind Energy Ordinance Large April 2009

Madison County, Indiana - Wind Energy Ordinance

Date: April 21, 2009

Verified by WINDExchange on May 26, 2022

Indiana Marshall County, Indiana - Wind Energy Ordinance - Article 6 - Section 240 Both November 2007

Marshall County, Indiana - Wind Energy Ordinance - Article 6 - Section 240

Date: Nov. 5, 2007

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 25, 2021

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