Wind Energy in Oregon
Find wind data and information in Oregon, including maps, capacity, ordinances, and more in these areas:
Capacity & Generation
Installed Capacity 4,043 MW Source: American Clean Power Association
MW Under Construction 40 MW Source: American Clean Power Association
Based on EIA data from 2022
U.S. Wind Turbine Database
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.
Wind Education & Training
Career training and projects at schools in Oregon.
Portland Community College
Rogue 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
8 local wind energy ordinances
View current Oregon renewable energy incentives on the DSIRE website.
Renewable Portfolio Standard
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
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
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 works to expand renewable energy resources in the Northwest through collaboration with government, industry, utilities, customers, and advocacy groups.
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.