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
Missouri Blue Springs, Missouri - Wind Energy Ordinance Small August 2009

Blue Springs, Missouri - Wind Energy Ordinance

Date: Aug. 3, 2009

Verified by WINDExchange on May 6, 2019

Missouri Clayton, Missouri - Wind Energy Ordinance Small February 2012

Clayton, Missouri - Wind Energy Ordinance

Date: Feb. 28, 2012

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 18, 2018

Missouri Gladstone, Missouri - Wind Energy Ordinance - Title VII Chapter 167 Small October 2009

Gladstone, Missouri - Wind Energy Ordinance - Title VII Chapter 167

Date: Oct. 26, 2009

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 18, 2018

Missouri Kansas City, Missouri - Wind Energy Ordinance Small May 2016

Kansas City, Missouri - Wind Energy Ordinance

Date: May 12, 2016

Verified by WINDExchange on May 6, 2019

Missouri O'Fallon, Missouri - Wind Energy Ordinance Small January 2012

O'Fallon, Missouri - Wind Energy Ordinance

Date: Jan. 12, 2012

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 18, 2018

Missouri Palmyra, Missouri - Wind Energy Ordinance Both July 2007

Palmyra, Missouri - Wind Energy Ordinance

Date: July 12, 2007

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 18, 2018

Missouri Raymore, Missouri - Wind Energy Ordinance Both May 2010

Raymore, Missouri - Wind Energy Ordinance

Date: May 12, 2010

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 18, 2018

Missouri Warrensburg, Missouri - Wind Energy Ordinance Both May 2012

Warrensburg, Missouri - Wind Energy Ordinance

Date: May 14, 2012

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 18, 2018

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