Wind Energy in Pennsylvania

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

Capacity and Generation

Installed Capacity 1,369 MW Source: American Wind Energy Association Market Report

Potential Capacity 108,946 MW Source: AWS Truepower, NREL

Annual Potential Generation
  • 2015 184,292 GWh
  • 2020 207,786 GWh
  • 2030 235,874 GWh
  • 2050 245,551 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 Pennsylvania.

Training Locations

B.F. Environmental Consultants Inc.

St. Francis University

University of Pittsburgh at Bradford

Pennsylvania Wind Application Center (Penn State University)

Wind for Schools Project Locations

Mount Nittany Elementary School

James Buchanan High School

Northwestern Area School District

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 Pennsylvania is Northeast Wind Resource Center.

Pennsylvania Offices and Organizations

Clean Air Council: Erie Wind

The Clean Air Council and its Northwest Pennsylvania Green Economy Task Force are cooperating on a campaign aimed at bringing 300 megawatts of offshore wind online by 2022. With the recent announcement of an 18-megawatt project in the Ohio portion of the lake, Lake Erie is beginning to take shape as an important source of renewable power.

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.

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has a webpage devoted to wind energy development in the state.