Wind Energy in New York

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

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

Capacity & Generation

Installed Capacity 1,987 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 New York

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 New York.

Training Locations

Morrisville State College

Alfred University

Clinton Community College

University at Buffalo

Clarkson University

Nassau Community College

State University of New York-Canton

Schenectady County Community College

Bramson ORT College


Wind for Schools Project Locations

There are no Wind for Schools projects in New York.

Policies & Incentives


31 local wind energy ordinances

New York Incentives

View current New York renewable energy incentives on the DSIRE website.

Renewable Portfolio Standard
Renewable portfolio standard
50.0% by 2030
NY Cities with 100% Renewable Energy Commitments
  • East Hampton - Electricity by 2022; heating, cooling, and transportation by 2030
  • Southampton - 2025

New York 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.

Alliance for Clean Energy New York

The Alliance for Clean Energy New York is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit membership organization. Clean energy industry and environmental interests work together and provide public policy and market support, public education and outreach, and coalition building to promote renewable electricity technologies and energy efficiency in New York State to increase energy diversity and security and boost economic development.

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.

New York Offshore Wind Alliance

A diverse coalition of environmental groups, offshore wind power developers, environmental justice and community advocates, academics, and consultants form the New York Offshore Wind Alliance, a project of the Alliance for Clean Energy New York. The organization's mission is to promote policies leading to offshore wind development off the coast of New York State and to secure a commitment from New York officials to develop 5,000 megawatts of offshore wind power by 2030.

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) offers objective information and analysis, innovative programs, technical expertise, and support to help New Yorkers increase energy efficiency, save money, and use renewable energy. NYSERDA is leading the coordination of offshore wind opportunities in New York State. Offshore wind will support the state’s renewable portfolio standard, which requires 50% of New York's electricity needs to be met by renewable sources by 2030.