Wind Energy in Montana
Find wind data and information in Montana, including maps, capacity, ordinances, and more.
Capacity and Generation
Installed Capacity 720 MW Source: American Wind Energy Association Market Report
Potential Capacity 678,977 MW Source: AWS Truepower, NREL
Annual Potential Generation
- 2015 2,255,330 GWh
- 2020 2,353,767 GWh
- 2030 2,498,973 GWh
- 2050 2,621,321 GWh
Policies & Incentives
4 local wind energy ordinances
Wind Education & Training
Career training and projects at schools in Montana.
Wind for Schools Project Locations
Montana Offices and Organizations
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 Energy Planning and Renewables section of the Montana Department of Environmental Quality operates programs such as the Alternative Energy Revolving Loan Program that encourages Montana homeowners and small businesses to install renewable energy systems through low interest loans. In addition, the Energy Planning and Renewables section provides information and data on renewable energy across Montana and plays a key role in planning for energy emergencies.
The National Center for Appropriate Technology provides research-based technical assistance and information in the fields of sustainable agriculture, sustainable energy, and community development.
Renewable Northwest works to expand renewable energy resources in the Northwest through collaboration with government, industry, utilities, customers, and advocacy groups.