Wind Energy in Oregon

Find wind data and information in Oregon, including maps, capacity, ordinances, and more.

Capacity and Generation

Installed Capacity 3,213 MW Source: American Wind Energy Association Market Report

Potential Capacity 297,335 MW Source: AWS Truepower, NREL

Annual Potential Generation
  • 2015 558,331 GWh
  • 2020 619,683 GWh
  • 2030 699,047 GWh
  • 2050 726,696 GWh
Source: AWS Truepower, NREL Annual Technology Baseline
Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration's Open Data API, Electricity Net Generation.

Wind power potentials reflect the amount of wind power that is technologically possible to have installed in a given region. For more information, see the U.S. wind capacity and potential map and the Wind Vision Report.

Maps & Data

Wind Education & Training

Career training and projects at schools in Oregon.

Training Locations

Marylhurst University

Portland 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.

Regional Resource Center

Regional Resource Centers (RRCs) help address the unique challenges and opportunities of wind energy in key regions of the United States.

The RRC for Oregon is Northwest Wind Resource and Action Center.

Oregon Offices and Organizations

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.