Wind Energy in Idaho

Find wind data and information in Idaho, including maps, capacity, ordinances, and more in these areas:

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.

Capacity & Generation

Installed Capacity 973 MW Source: American Wind Energy Association Market Report

MW Under Construction 0 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.

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


1 local wind energy ordinance

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.

Idaho Offices & Organizations

25x'25 Alliance

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

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 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: