Wind Energy in Idaho
Find wind data and information in Idaho, including maps, capacity, ordinances, and more in these areas:
Capacity & Generation
Installed Capacity 973 MW Source: American Clean Power Association
MW Under Construction 0 MW Source: American Wind Energy Association Market ReportSource: U.S. Energy Information Administration's Open Data API, Electricity Net Generation.
U.S. Wind Turbine Database
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.
Wind Education & Training
Career training and projects at schools in Idaho.
Wind for Schools Project Locations
Policies & Incentives
2 local wind energy ordinances
View current Idaho renewable energy incentives on the DSIRE website.
Renewable Portfolio Standard
There are no Renewable Portfolio Standards for Idaho.
ID Cities with 100% Renewable Energy Commitments
There are no cities with 100% renewable energy commitments in Idaho.
WETO R&D Projects
To view a list of wind research and development projects in Idaho funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind Energy Technologies Office, visit the Wind R&D Projects Map and select Idaho from the dropdown menu.
Wind Turbine Component Manufacturers
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.
Idaho Offices & Organizations
The 25x’25 Alliance is dedicated to securing 25% of the nation’s energy needs from renewable sources by the year 2025.
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.
Low-interest energy loans are available for qualifying wind energy projects in Idaho. Also learn more about wind development on State Endowment Lands.
Idaho National Laboratory researchers are addressing the opportunities and challenges associated with wind, hydro, and geothermal power as renewable energy sources. The Laboratory offers the following to meet industry needs:
- -The Critical Infrastructure Test Range, encompassing 890 square miles of specialized test beds and training where government agencies, utilities, and equipment manufacturers can work together to find solutions affecting many of the nation’s most pressing security issues
- -The Human System Simulation Laboratory to safely test new technologies before they are implemented
- -Power and Energy Real-Time Digital Simulation, providing the ability to co-simulate electrical, thermal, and mechanical systems
- -A Microgrid Test Bed to support the field testing of distributed-scale wind turbines
- -The Wireless Test Bed, allowing engineers to test devices and hardware.