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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Date Enacted/Updated
Ohio Ada, Ohio - Wind Energy Ordinance - Part 11 - Chapter 1183 Small January 2010

Ada, Ohio - Wind Energy Ordinance - Part 11 - Chapter 1183

Date: Jan. 19, 2010

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 18, 2018

Ohio Ashtabula, Ohio - Wind Energy Ordinance - Section 564.25 (small) and Section 564.26 (large) Both January 2014

Ashtabula, Ohio - Wind Energy Ordinance - Section 564.25 (small) and Section 564.26 (large)

Date: Jan. 8, 2014

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 18, 2018

Ohio Bedford, Ohio - Wind Energy Ordinance Small April 2011

Bedford, Ohio - Wind Energy Ordinance

Date: April 12, 2011

Verified by WINDExchange on May 7, 2019

Ohio Catawba Island Township, Ohio - Wind Energy Ordinance - Section 7-K Small August 2006

Catawba Island Township, Ohio - Wind Energy Ordinance - Section 7-K

Date: Aug. 1, 2006

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 18, 2018

Ohio Cleveland, Ohio - Wind Energy Ordinance Small June 2009

Cleveland, Ohio - Wind Energy Ordinance

Date: June 12, 2009

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 18, 2018

Ohio Dayton, Ohio - Wind Energy Ordinance - Section 150.565.85 (small) and Section 150.565.86 (micro) Small July 2009

Dayton, Ohio - Wind Energy Ordinance - Section 150.565.85 (small) and Section 150.565.86 (micro)

Date: July 15, 2009

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 18, 2018

Ohio Jackson Township, Ohio - Wind Energy Ordinance Both March 2010

Jackson Township, Ohio - Wind Energy Ordinance

Date: March 9, 2010

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 18, 2018

Ohio Sandusky, Ohio - Wind Energy Ordinance - Part 11 - Title Five - Chapter 1153 Both January 2009

Sandusky, Ohio - Wind Energy Ordinance - Part 11 - Title Five - Chapter 1153

Date: Jan. 26, 2009

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 18, 2018

Ohio Swanton Township, Ohio - Wind Energy Ordinance - Section 9.21 Small February 2010

Swanton Township, Ohio - Wind Energy Ordinance - Section 9.21

Date: Feb. 9, 2010

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 18, 2018

Ohio Troy Township, Ohio - Wind Energy Ordinance - Section 5.521 Small September 2015

Troy Township, Ohio - Wind Energy Ordinance - Section 5.521

Date: Sept. 10, 2015

Verified by WINDExchange on Jan. 18, 2018

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