Wind Energy in Alaska

Find wind data and information in Alaska, including maps, capacity, ordinances, and more in these areas:

To view a list of wind research and development projects in Alaska funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind Energy Technologies Office, visit the Wind R&D Projects Map and select Alaska from the dropdown menu.

Capacity & Generation

Installed Capacity 63 MW Source: American Wind Energy Association Market Report

MW Under Construction 1 MW Source: American Wind Energy Association Market Report

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration's Open Data API, Electricity Net Generation.
Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration. Net Generation from Wind. Updated Annually.

U.S. Wind Turbine Database

map of wind turbines in Alaska

The United States Wind Turbine Database (USWTDB) provides the locations of land-based and offshore wind turbines in the United States, corresponding wind project information, and turbine technical specifications. The creation of this database was jointly funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Wind Energy Technologies Office via the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Electricity Markets and Policy Group, the U.S. Geological Survey Energy Resources Program, and the American Wind Energy Association.

Maps & Data

Wind Education & Training

Career training and projects at schools in Alaska.

Training Locations

Alaska Wind-Diesel Wind Application Center (University of Alaska)

Northwestern Alaska Career and Technical Center


Wind for Schools Project Locations

Sherrod Elementary School

U.S. Coast Guard - Juneau

Begich Middle School

Kodiak High School

Mat-Su College

Mt. Edgecumbe High School

Northwestern Alaska Career and Technical Center

Policies & Incentives


4 local wind energy ordinances

Alaska Incentives

View current Alaska renewable energy incentives on the DSIRE website.

Renewable Portfolio Standard

There are no Renewable Portfolio Standards for Alaska.

AK Cities with 100% Renewable Energy Commitments
  • Kodiak Island - Powered by 100% renewable electricity as of 2012

Alaska Offices & Organizations

25x'25 Alliance

The 25x’25 Alliance is dedicated to securing 25% of the nation’s energy needs from renewable sources by the year 2025.

Alaska Center for Energy and Power

The Alaska Center for Energy and Power, based at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, is dedicated to applied energy research and testing focused on lowering the cost of energy throughout Alaska and developing economic opportunities for the state, its residents, and its industries. The Alaska Center for Energy and Power houses the Power Systems Integration Program, which works to optimize diesel-renewable hybrid energy systems for islanded electric microgrids.



Alaska Energy Authority Wind Energy Program

This site provides wind maps, case studies, anemometer information, and publications.

Clean Energy Group

Clean Energy Group is a leading national, nonprofit organization working on innovative policy, technology, and finance programs in the areas of clean energy and climate change. The group's projects concentrate on climate and clean energy issues at the state, national, and international levels and include stakeholders from governments and the private and nonprofit sectors. Clean Energy Group assists states to create and implement innovative practices and public funding programs for clean energy project deployment; creates networks of U.S. and international policy makers to address climate stabilization strategies; and advances effective distributed innovation theories, finance, and commercialization tools for new climate technologies.

Renewable Energy Alaska Project: Wind

Renewable Energy Alaska Project is a coalition of large and small Alaska utilities; businesses; conservation and consumer groups; Alaska Native organizations; and municipal, state, and federal entities with an interest in developing Alaska’s vast renewable energy resources.