Wind Energy in Alaska

Capacity & Generation

Installed Capacity 64 MW Source: American Clean Power Association

MW Under Construction 0 MW Source: American Clean Power Association

Based on EIA data from 2022

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.

Wind for Schools Project Locations

There are no Wind for Schools projects in Alaska.

Policies & Incentives

Alaska Incentives

View current Alaska renewable energy incentives on the DSIRE website.

Renewable Portfolio Standard

There are no Renewable Portfolio Standards for Alaska.

There are no wind ordinances in Alaska.

See ordinances in other states or check the DSIRE database of federal and state renewable energy policies and incentives.

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

WETO R&D Projects

U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind Energy Technologies Office's Wind R&D Projects Map

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.

Wind Turbine Component Manufacturers

map of wind turbines in Alaska

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s Wind Prospector tool is a web-based Geographical Information System that supports resource assessment and data exploration for wind development. Wind Prospector includes a data layer dedicated to the locations of U.S. wind turbine and component manufacturing and supply chain facilities. Corporate headquarters, service facilities, material suppliers, R&D and logistics centers, and smaller component manufacturers (e.g., bolt manufacturers) are not included. The list of facilities included is not intended to be exhaustive.

Alaska Offices & Organizations

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. Renewable Energy Alaska Project publishes the Renewable Energy Atlas of Alaska.