Wind Energy in Nevada

Capacity & Generation

Installed Capacity 152 MW Source: American Wind Energy Association Market Report

MW Under Construction 0 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 Nevada

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 Nevada.

Training Locations

University of Nevada, Reno

Truckee Meadows Community College

University of Nevada - Reno


Wind for Schools Project Locations

There are no Wind for Schools projects in Nevada.

Policies & Incentives


7 local wind energy ordinances

Nevada Incentives

View current Nevada renewable energy incentives on the DSIRE website.

Renewable Portfolio Standard
Renewable portfolio standard
50.0% by 2030

WETO R&D Projects

U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind Energy Technologies Office's Wind R&D Projects Map

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

Wind Turbine Component Manufacturers

map of wind turbines in Nevada

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s Wind Prospector tool is a web-based Geographical Information System that supports resource assessment and data exploration for wind development. Wind Prospector includes a data layer dedicated to the locations of U.S. wind turbine and component manufacturing and supply chain facilities. Corporate headquarters, service facilities, material suppliers, R&D and logistics centers, and smaller component manufacturers (e.g., bolt manufacturers) are not included. The list of facilities included is not intended to be exhaustive.

Nevada 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.

Interwest Energy Alliance

The Interwest Energy Alliance is a non-profit trade association that represents the nation’s leading companies in the renewable energy industry, bringing them together with nongovernmental organizations in the West (Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming).

NVEnergy WindGenerations Program

Through its WindGenerations program, NV Energy offers one-time cash incentives to NV Energy customers who install small wind systems.