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 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.

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.

Maps & Data

Wind Education & Training

Career training and projects at schools in Minnesota.

Training Locations

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College

University of Minnesota

KidWind Project

Riverland Community College

Northwest Technical College

Minnesota West Community and Technical College

Minnesota Municipal Power Agency Energy Education Program

Wind for Schools Project Locations

There are no Wind for Schools projects in Minnesota.

Minnesota Offices & Organizations

Clean Energy Economy Minnesota

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

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.

Environmental Law and Policy Center

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

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.

Midwest Renewable Energy Association

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.

Minnesota Department of Commerce-Energy

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

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

Windustry’s mission is to promote sustainable energy solutions and empower communities to develop and own clean energy assets.