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 York East Bloomfield, New York - Wind Energy Ordinance Small August 2008

East Bloomfield, New York - Wind Energy Ordinance

Date: Aug. 25, 2008

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 18, 2018

New York Evans, New York - Wind Energy Ordinance Both August 2008

Evans, New York - Wind Energy Ordinance

Date: Aug. 13, 2008

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 18, 2018

New York Henderson, New York - Wind Ordinance Both November 2010

Henderson, New York - Wind Ordinance

Date: Nov. 10, 2010

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 18, 2018

New York South Bristol, New York - Wind Energy Ordinance Small August 2003

South Bristol, New York - Wind Energy Ordinance

Date: Aug. 11, 2003

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 18, 2018

New York South Bristol, New York - Wind Energy Ordinance Large August 2003

South Bristol, New York - Wind Energy Ordinance

Date: Aug. 11, 2003

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 18, 2018

New York St. Lawrence, New York - Model Wind Energy Ordinance Both June 2007

St. Lawrence, New York - Model Wind Energy Ordinance

Date: June 21, 2007

Verified by WINDExchange on May 7, 2019

New York Town of Parishville, New York - Wind Energy Ordinance Both June 2017

Town of Parishville, New York - Wind Energy Ordinance

Date: June 14, 2017

Verified by WINDExchange on March 10, 2019

New York Town of Amherst, New York - Wind Energy Ordinance - Section 6-8-14 Small August 2009

Town of Amherst, New York - Wind Energy Ordinance - Section 6-8-14

Date: Aug. 17, 2009

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 18, 2018

New York Town of Cape Vincent, New York - Wind Energy Ordinance - Section 7.16 Both September 2014

Town of Cape Vincent, New York - Wind Energy Ordinance - Section 7.16

Date: Sept. 3, 2014

Verified by WINDExchange on March 10, 2019

New York Town of Cortlandville, New York - Wind Energy Ordinance Both June 2013

Town of Cortlandville, New York - Wind Energy Ordinance

Date: June 9, 2013

Verified by WINDExchange on March 10, 2019

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