Wind Energy in Idaho

Capacity & Generation

Installed Capacity 973 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 Idaho

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 Idaho.

Training Locations

Idaho State University

Idaho Wind Application Center (Boise State University)

College of Southern Idaho

Wind for Schools Project Locations

Richard McKenna Charter High School

Midway Middle School

Shelley High School

Skyline High School

Jerome Middle School

Rigby High School

Pocatello Community Charter School

Policies & Incentives

2 local wind energy ordinances

Idaho Incentives

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

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 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

map of wind turbines in Idaho

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

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.

Idaho Governor's Office of Energy and Mineral Resources

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

Idaho National Laboratory (INL) researchers develop new systems, tools and techniques to reduce carbon emissions by increasing the use of renewable resources and decreasing reliance on fossil fuels and harsh chemicals. INL’s contributions to global sustainability include integrated energy systems that will increase reliability of the electrical grid, recycling and waste management, new materials science, and more.