Wind Energy in Colorado

Find wind data and information in Colorado, including maps, capacity, ordinances, and more.

Capacity & Generation

Installed Capacity 3,706 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.

WETO R&D Projects

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

Maps & Data

Wind Education & Training

Career training and projects at schools in Colorado.

Training Locations

Front Range Community College

Northeastern Junior College

Ecotech Institute

Colorado Wind Application Center (Colorado State University)

University of Colorado - Boulder (Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute)

Colorado School of Mines

University of Denver - Sturm College of Law

Wind for Schools Project Locations

Wellington Middle School

Ponderosa High School

Florence High School

Cherry Valley Elementary School

Nederland Middle/High School

District 51 Career Center

South Park High School

Flagler High School

Burlington High School

Kit Carson Junior/Senior High School

Stratton High/Middle School

Walsh High School

Colorado Offices & Organizations

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.

Colorado Energy Office

The Colorado Energy Office offers information about renewable energy in the state and links to publications.

High Plains Regional Climate Center

As part of the School of Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the High Plains Regional Climate Center provides the public with several ways to access climate data and information and engages stakeholders to learn about and help address their climate-related concerns. The High Plains Regional Climate Center turns climate data from thousands of stations across the country into usable information on the local, regional, and national levels for use in agricultural
decision-making, drought monitoring, water resource management, and more. The center's six-state region covers Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska, Wyoming, South Dakota, and North Dakota.

Interwest Energy Alliance

Interwest Energy Alliance is a leading regional driver for the responsible expansion of renewable energy in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. The non-profit trade association joins the nation’s renewable energy industry with the West’s advocacy community in a consensus-based, collaborative approach to market development in the West.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Just south of Boulder, Colorado, the National Wind Technology Center is nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountain foothills. The 305-acre site experiences diverse and vigorous wind patterns—more than 100 miles per hour—making it an ideal setting for evaluating the reliability and performance of wind turbines. The Laboratory offers the following wind research facilities to meet industry needs: the Composites Manufacturing Education and Technology Facility, the High-Performance Computing Center, the Controllable Grid Interface, dynamometers, structural research facilities, and Field Research Validation Sites.