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
Nebraska Cass County, Nebraska - Wind Energy Ordinance - Article 7 - Section 7.14 Both June 2016

Cass County, Nebraska - Wind Energy Ordinance - Article 7 - Section 7.14

Date: June 1, 2016

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 18, 2018

Nebraska Cedar County, Nebraska - Wind Energy Ordinance Both April 2000

Cedar County, Nebraska - Wind Energy Ordinance

Date: April 24, 2000

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 18, 2018

Nebraska Cherry County, Nebraska - Wind Energy Ordinance Both July 2012

Cherry County, Nebraska - Wind Energy Ordinance

Date: July 31, 2012

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 18, 2018

Nebraska Colfax County, Nebraska - Wind Energy Ordinance - Article 8 - Section 8.07 Small August 2015

Colfax County, Nebraska - Wind Energy Ordinance - Article 8 - Section 8.07

Date: Aug. 25, 2015

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 18, 2018

Nebraska Colfax County, Nebraska - Wind Energy Ordinance - Article 8 - Section 8.08 Large August 2015

Colfax County, Nebraska - Wind Energy Ordinance - Article 8 - Section 8.08

Date: Aug. 25, 2015

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 18, 2018

Nebraska Custer County, Nebraska - Wind Energy Ordinance Both September 2014

Custer County, Nebraska - Wind Energy Ordinance

Date: Sept. 3, 2014

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 18, 2018

Nebraska Dakota County, Nebraska - Wind Energy Ordinance - Section 900.2 Small February 2006

Dakota County, Nebraska - Wind Energy Ordinance - Section 900.2

Date: Feb. 21, 2006

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 18, 2018

Nebraska Fillmore County, Nebraska - Wind Energy Ordinance - Article 9 - Section 9.15 Small October 2013

Fillmore County, Nebraska - Wind Energy Ordinance - Article 9 - Section 9.15

Date: Oct. 7, 2013

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 18, 2018

Nebraska Fillmore County, Nebraska - Wind Energy Ordinance - Article 9 - Section 9.16 Large October 2013

Fillmore County, Nebraska - Wind Energy Ordinance - Article 9 - Section 9.16

Date: Oct. 7, 2013

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 18, 2018

Nebraska Frontier County, Nebraska - Wind Energy Ordinance - Article 15 Both March 2015

Frontier County, Nebraska - Wind Energy Ordinance - Article 15

Date: March 12, 2015

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 18, 2018

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