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
Michigan Ada Township, Michigan - Wind Energy Ordinance Both June 2010

Ada Township, Michigan - Wind Energy Ordinance

Date: June 28, 2010

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 18, 2018

Michigan Akron Township, Michigan - Wind Energy Ordinance - Chapter 14 - Section 14.15 Both May 2016

Akron Township, Michigan - Wind Energy Ordinance - Chapter 14 - Section 14.15

Date: May 17, 2016

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 18, 2018

Michigan Banks Township, Michigan - Wind Energy Ordinance - Article VIII - Section 8.03 - 14 Both October 2009

Banks Township, Michigan - Wind Energy Ordinance - Article VIII - Section 8.03 - 14

Date: Oct. 9, 2009

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 18, 2018

Michigan Berkeley, Michigan - Wind Energy Ordinance Small December 2010

Berkeley, Michigan - Wind Energy Ordinance

Date: Dec. 20, 2010

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 18, 2018

Michigan Billings Township, Michigan - Wind Energy Ordinance - Section 11.02 Both March 2008

Billings Township, Michigan - Wind Energy Ordinance - Section 11.02

Date: March 5, 2008

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 18, 2018

Michigan Bloomfield, Michigan - Wind Energy Ordinance - Article 4 Small June 2009

Bloomfield, Michigan - Wind Energy Ordinance - Article 4

Date: June 15, 2009

Verified by WINDExchange on May 6, 2019

Michigan Centerville, Michigan - Wind Energy Ordinance Both November 2009

Centerville, Michigan - Wind Energy Ordinance

Date: Nov. 10, 2009

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 19, 2018

Michigan Coopersville, Michigan - Wind Energy Ordinance Both July 2010

Coopersville, Michigan - Wind Energy Ordinance

Date: July 12, 2010

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 18, 2018

Michigan Emmet County, Michigan - Wind Energy Ordinance - Article 26 Section 26.03 Both October 2015

Emmet County, Michigan - Wind Energy Ordinance - Article 26 Section 26.03

Date: Oct. 27, 2015

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 18, 2018

Michigan Filer Township, Michigan - Wind Energy Ordinance - Article 16 - Section 31.16.1602 Both May 2011

Filer Township, Michigan - Wind Energy Ordinance - Article 16 - Section 31.16.1602

Date: May 3, 2011

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 18, 2018

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