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
Policies & Incentives
17 local wind energy ordinances
Wind Education & Training
Career training and projects at schools in North Dakota.
Wind for Schools Project Locations
North Dakota 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 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.
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 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.