Wind Energy in Minnesota
Find wind data and information in Minnesota, including maps, capacity, ordinances, and more.
Capacity & Generation
Installed Capacity 3,779 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 Minnesota funded by DOE’s Wind Energy Technologies Office, visit the Wind R&D Projects Map and select Minnesota from the dropdown menu.
Wind Education & Training
Career training and projects at schools in Minnesota.
Wind for Schools Project Locations
Policies & Incentives
30 local wind energy ordinances
Minnesota Offices & Organizations
Clean Energy Economy Minnesota is an industry-led, nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening Minnesota’s clean energy ecosystem through public education in support of a prosperous economy.
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.
The Environmental Law and Policy Center works with colleagues throughout the region to create new jobs and spur economic growth with wind power. The group's work includes expert policy analysis and testimony, as well as coordination with clean tech innovators, manufacturers, developers, and policymakers to identify new opportunities for wind power.
Fresh Energy's team of scientists, economists, policy analysts, and educators develop and advance solutions that are speeding Minnesota’s transition to a clean energy economy.
The Midwest Renewable Energy Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides renewable energy education and demonstrations, including training programs for small wind systems and renewable energy certification programs. The group also organizes The Energy Fair, an annual event in Custer, Wisconsin, and Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The Minnesota Department of Commerce provides information and resources for those seeking to purchase or install clean energy systems, including solar, wind, bioenergy, fuel cells, and heat pumps. Whether searching for basic knowledge about clean energy systems, looking for links to installers or industry groups, or seeking funding options, the agency offers information for homeowners, businesses, schools, local governmental units, and nonprofits.
Wind on the Wires is a non-profit organization whose 40-plus members include wind and solar developers and manufacturers; non-profit environmental, public interest, and clean energy advocacy organizations; tribal representatives; farmer organizations; and other businesses that support renewable energy. Wind on the Wires creates new opportunities for renewables to participate in the energy marketplace, drives grid policy and transmission planning, and conducts broad education and outreach activities in the Midwest.
Windustry’s mission is to promote sustainable energy solutions and empower communities to develop and own clean energy assets.