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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Type of Wind
Date Enacted/Updated
Kansas Barton County, Kansas - Wind Energy Ordinance - Article VIII Both January 2013

Barton County, Kansas - Wind Energy Ordinance - Article VIII

Date: Jan. 28, 2013

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 18, 2018

Kansas Harper County, Kansas - Wind Energy Ordinance Large August 2016

Harper County, Kansas - Wind Energy Ordinance

Date: Aug. 31, 2016

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 18, 2018

Kansas Lyon County, Kansas - Wind Energy Ordinance - Article 8 - Section 808 Large July 2008

Lyon County, Kansas - Wind Energy Ordinance - Article 8 - Section 808

Date: July 17, 2008

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 18, 2018

Kansas Merriam, Kansas - Wind Energy Ordinance Small February 2011

Merriam, Kansas - Wind Energy Ordinance

Date: Feb. 28, 2011

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 18, 2018

Kansas Miami County, Kansas - Wind Energy Ordinance - Article 14 - Section 14-2 (9) Large December 2016

Miami County, Kansas - Wind Energy Ordinance - Article 14 - Section 14-2 (9)

Date: Dec. 20, 2016

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 18, 2018

Kansas Osage County, Kansas - Wind Energy Ordinance - Section 11-102 (5) Large February 2010

Osage County, Kansas - Wind Energy Ordinance - Section 11-102 (5)

Date: Feb. 14, 2010

Verified by WINDExchange on May 6, 2019

Kansas Pawnee County, Kansas - Wind Energy Ordinance - Article 36 Large November 2009

Pawnee County, Kansas - Wind Energy Ordinance - Article 36

Date: Nov. 1, 2009

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 18, 2018

Kansas Pottawattamie County, Kansas - Wind Energy Ordinance - Section 8.004.230 Large June 2008

Pottawattamie County, Kansas - Wind Energy Ordinance - Section 8.004.230

Date: June 6, 2008

Verified by WINDExchange on May 6, 2019

Kansas Pratt County, Kansas - Wind Energy Ordinance - Commercial Wind Energy Project (CWEP) Criteria and Conditions for a Special Use Application Appendix Large May 2012

Pratt County, Kansas - Wind Energy Ordinance - Commercial Wind Energy Project (CWEP) Criteria and Conditions for a Special Use Application Appendix

Date: May 7, 2012

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 18, 2018

Kansas Sedgwick, Kansas - Wind Energy Ordinance Both September 1989

Sedgwick, Kansas - Wind Energy Ordinance

Date: Sept. 5, 1989

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 18, 2018

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