Wind Energy in Nebraska

Find wind data and information in Nebraska, including maps, capacity, ordinances, and more in these areas:

To view a list of wind research and development projects in Nebraska funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind Energy Technologies Office, visit the Wind R&D Projects Map and select Nebraska from the dropdown menu.

Capacity & Generation

Installed Capacity 1,972 MW Source: American Wind Energy Association Market Report

MW Under Construction 334 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.

U.S. Wind Turbine Database

map of wind turbines in Nebraska

The United States Wind Turbine Database (USWTDB) provides the locations of land-based and offshore wind turbines in the United States, corresponding wind project information, and turbine technical specifications. The creation of this database was jointly funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Wind Energy Technologies Office via the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Electricity Markets and Policy Group, the U.S. Geological Survey Energy Resources Program, and the American Wind Energy Association.

Maps & Data

Wind Education & Training

Career training and projects at schools in Nebraska.

Training Locations

Nebraska Wind Application Center (University of Nebraska)

Western Nebraska Community College

Northeast Community College


Wind for Schools Project Locations

Creighton Public Schools

Pleasanton Public Schools

Southeast Community College

Garden County Public Schools

West Point Public Schools

West Holt High School

Norfolk Senior High School

Hyannis Public Schools

Hastings High School

Superior Public Schools

Kimball Public Schools

Laurel-Concord Public Schools

Meridian Public Schools

Southeast Community College - Milford

Central Community College

Bancroft-Rosalie Public School

Bloomfield Community Schools

Loup City Public Schools

Papillion-LaVista Public Schools

Crawford Public Schools

Cedar Rapids Public School

Elkhorn Valley Schools

Diller-Odell Public Schools

Hayes Center Public Schools

Mullen Public Schools

Norris Public Schools

Logan View Public Schools

Policies & Incentives


35 local wind energy ordinances

Nebraska Incentives

View current Nebraska renewable energy incentives on the DSIRE website.

Renewable Portfolio Standard

There are no Renewable Portfolio Standards for Nebraska.

Nebraska Offices & Organizations

25x'25 Alliance

The 25x’25 Alliance is dedicated to securing 25% of the nation’s energy needs from renewable sources by the year 2025.

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.

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.

Nebraska Energy Office

The Nebraska Energy Office website provides Nebraska wind project data and statistics, wind resource maps, and links to presentations and webinars.

The Wind Coalition

The Wind Coalition is the industry trade association created to promote the development of the wind energy resource as a clean, reliable, affordable, and infinite source of power. The Wind Coalition is the wind energy industry’s voice within the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) and Southwest Power Pool (SPP) systems, which include Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Arkansas, Missouri, New Mexico, and Louisiana. The organization works to expand transmission capacity, increase wind power use within the region, and facilitate wind power export.