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
New Jersey Beachwood Township, New Jersey - Wind Energy Ordinance Small September 2008

Beachwood Township, New Jersey - Wind Energy Ordinance

Date: Sept. 17, 2008

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 18, 2018

New Jersey Berkeley Township, New Jersey - Wind Energy Ordinance Small November 2008

Berkeley Township, New Jersey - Wind Energy Ordinance

Date: Nov. 25, 2008

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 18, 2018

New Jersey Brick Township, New Jersey - Wind Energy Ordinance Small March 2008

Brick Township, New Jersey - Wind Energy Ordinance

Date: March 11, 2008

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 18, 2018

New Jersey Elizabeth, New Jersey - Wind Energy Ordinance Small September 2010

Elizabeth, New Jersey - Wind Energy Ordinance

Date: Sept. 14, 2010

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 18, 2018

New Jersey Galloway Township, New Jersey - Wind Energy Ordinance Small April 2008

Galloway Township, New Jersey - Wind Energy Ordinance

Date: April 22, 2008

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 18, 2018

New Jersey Hillsborough Township, New Jersey - Wind Energy Ordinance Small December 2007

Hillsborough Township, New Jersey - Wind Energy Ordinance

Date: Dec. 26, 2007

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 18, 2018

New Jersey New Jersey Counties with Wind Energy Ordinances

New Jersey Counties with Wind Energy Ordinances

Verified by WINDExchange on June 23, 2017

New Jersey Ocean Gate Township, New Jersey - Wind Energy Ordinance Small November 2007

Ocean Gate Township, New Jersey - Wind Energy Ordinance

Date: Nov. 12, 2007

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 18, 2018

New Jersey Stafford Township, New Jersey - Wind Energy Ordinance Small September 2008

Stafford Township, New Jersey - Wind Energy Ordinance

Date: Sept. 18, 2008

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 18, 2018

New Jersey Tinton Falls, New Jersey - Wind Energy Ordinance Small February 2011

Tinton Falls, New Jersey - Wind Energy Ordinance

Date: Feb. 11, 2011

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 18, 2018

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