Wind Energy in Idaho
Find wind data and information in Idaho, including maps, capacity, ordinances, and more.
Capacity & Generation
Installed Capacity 973 MW Source: American Wind Energy Association Market ReportSource: U.S. Energy Information Administration's Open Data API, Electricity Net Generation.
WETO R&D Projects
To view a list of wind research and development projects in Idaho funded by DOE’s Wind Energy Technologies Office, visit the Wind R&D Projects Map and select Idaho from the dropdown menu.
Wind Education & Training
Career training and projects at schools in Idaho.
Wind for Schools Project Locations
Policies & Incentives
1 local wind energy ordinance
Idaho Offices & Organizations
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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.