Wind Energy in Maine

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

Capacity and Generation

Installed Capacity 923 MW Source: American Wind Energy Association Market Report

Potential Capacity 69,797 MW Source: AWS Truepower, NREL

Annual Potential Generation
  • 2015 148,230 GWh
  • 2020 163,588 GWh
  • 2030 184,539 GWh
  • 2050 189,904 GWh
Source: AWS Truepower, NREL Annual Technology Baseline
Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration's Open Data API, Electricity Net Generation.

Wind power potentials reflect the amount of wind power that is technologically possible to have installed in a given region. For more information, see the U.S. wind capacity and potential map and the Wind Vision Report.

Maps & Data

Wind Education & Training

Career training and projects at schools in Maine.

Training Locations

Kennebec Valley Community College

UMaine Advanced Structures and Composites Center

University of Maine

Northern Maine Community College

Wind for Schools Project Locations

There are no Wind for Schools projects in Maine.

Regional Resource Center

Regional Resource Centers (RRCs) help address the unique challenges and opportunities of wind energy in key regions of the United States.

The RRC for Maine is Islanded Grid Resource Center.

Maine Offices and 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.

Island Institute

The Island Institute works to sustain Maine's island and coastal communities and exchanges ideas and experiences to further the sustainability of communities in the area.

Maine Green Power Connection

The Maine Green Power Connection helps consumers understand and buy green power in Maine.

Maine Ocean & Wind Industry Initiative

The Maine Ocean and Wind Industry Initiative represents companies’ expertise within the Maine ocean and wind energy supply chain; works proactively to promote the expertise of member companies; and provides solutions to local, national, and international market participants.

Maine Public Utilities Commission Community-Based Renewable Energy Pilot Program

The Maine Legislature established a pilot program to provide incentives for the development of community-based renewable projects. These projects must be “locally owned electricity generating facilities” (51% or more of the facility must be owned by “qualifying local owners”) and must not exceed 10 megawatts. Learn more at this site.

Natural Resources Council of Maine

One of the group's projects is renewable energy in Maine.

Northeast Regional Planning Body

The Northeast Regional Planning Body is responsible for developing New England’s ocean plan. The National Ocean Policy, established by Presidential Executive Order in 2010, called for the formation of nine Regional Planning Bodies to better manage the nation’s oceans and coasts. New England was the first region in the nation to respond to this call, launching the Northeast Regional Planning Body in 2012. The Northeast Regional Planning Body includes representatives from the six New England states, 10 federally recognized tribes, 10 federal agencies, and the New England Fishery Management Council. The Regional Planning Body has no authority to create new regulations. Its mandate is to create a plan and oversee its implementation, with many opportunities for public participation.