Wind Energy in North Dakota

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

Capacity and Generation

Installed Capacity 2,996 MW Source: American Wind Energy Association Market Report

Potential Capacity 296,083 MW Source: AWS Truepower, NREL

Annual Potential Generation
  • 2015 1,189,764 GWh
  • 2020 1,226,121 GWh
  • 2030 1,272,475 GWh
  • 2050 1,337,601 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 North Dakota.

Training Locations

Bismarck State College

Lake Region State College

Wind for Schools Project Locations

There are no Wind for Schools projects in North Dakota.

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 North Dakota is Midwest Wind Energy Center.

North Dakota 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.

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.

High Plains Regional Climate Center

As part of the School of Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the High Plains Regional Climate Center provides the public with several ways to access climate data and information and engages stakeholders to learn about and help address their climate-related concerns. The High Plains Regional Climate Center turns climate data from thousands of stations across the country into usable information on the local, regional, and national levels for use in agricultural
decision-making, drought monitoring, water resource management, and more. The center's six-state region covers Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska, Wyoming, South Dakota, and North Dakota.

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.