Wind Energy in Oregon

Capacity & Generation

Installed Capacity 2,843 MW Source: American Clean Power Association

MW Under Construction 40 MW Source: American Clean Power Association

Based on EIA data from 2022

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 Oregon

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 Oregon.

Training Locations

Portland Community College

Lewis and Clark Law School

Chemeketa Community College

Clackamas Community College

Oregon Institute of Technology

Columbia Gorge Community College

Wind for Schools Project Locations

There are no Wind for Schools projects in Oregon.

Policies & Incentives

9 local wind energy ordinances

Oregon Incentives

View current Oregon renewable energy incentives on the DSIRE website.

Renewable Portfolio Standard
Renewable portfolio standard (extra credit for solar or customer-sited renewables, large utilities)
50.0% by 2040
OR Cities with 100% Renewable Energy Commitments
  • Milwaukie - Carbon-neutral by 2050
  • Portland - Electricity by 2035; transportation, heating, and cooling by 2050

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 Oregon funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind Energy Technologies Office, visit the Wind R&D Projects Map and select Oregon from the dropdown menu.

Wind Turbine Component Manufacturers

map of wind turbines in Oregon

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.

Oregon Offices & Organizations

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management State Activities

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has seen strong interest in offshore renewable energy projects on the Outer Continental Shelf. BOEM works closely with certain coastal states regarding offshore energy development and is in the process of coordinating federal-state task forces. A summary of the status of activity in the different states is available.

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.

Energy Trust of Oregon

Energy Trust of Oregon collaborates with utilities, nonprofits, and government agencies and provides information, cash incentives, and contractor connections to help customers use less energy, generate renewable power, and protect the environment.

Oregon Department of Energy

This website offers information on renewable energy in Oregon, including programs, incentives, data, and reports.

Renewable Northwest

Renewable Northwest works to expand renewable energy resources in the Northwest through collaboration with government, industry, utilities, customers, and advocacy groups.

Spark Northwest

Spark Northwest has worked with more than 100 communities, catalyzing 7,227 megawatt-hours annually of clean, renewable energy. From research and evaluation to final implementation, Spark Northwest is equipped to help communities find the clean energy solutions that best suit their needs.