Wind Energy in Pennsylvania
Find wind data and information in Pennsylvania, including maps, capacity, ordinances, and more.
Capacity & Generation
Installed Capacity 1,369 MW Source: American Wind Energy Association Market Report
MW Under Construction 90 MW Source: American Wind Energy Association Market Report
MW Under Construction 90 MW Source: American Wind Energy Association Market ReportSource: U.S. Energy Information Administration's Open Data API, Electricity Net Generation.
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 (DOE) Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO) via the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) Electricity Markets and Policy Group, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Energy Resources Program, and the American Wind Energy Associtaion (AWEA).
WETO R&D Projects
To view a list of wind research and development projects in Pennsylvania funded by DOE’s Wind Energy Technologies Office, visit the Wind R&D Projects Map and select Pennsylvania from the dropdown menu.
Wind Education & Training
Career training and projects at schools in Pennsylvania.
Wind for Schools Project Locations
Policies & Incentives
View current Pennsylvania renewable energy incentives on the DSIRE website.
Renewable Portfolio Standard
There are no Renewable Portfolio Standards for Pennsylvania.
13 local wind energy ordinances
PA Cities with 100% Renewable Energy Commitments
There are no cities with 100% renewable energy commitments in Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania Offices & Organizations
The 25x’25 Alliance is dedicated to securing 25% of the nation’s energy needs from renewable sources by the year 2025.
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 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.
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has a webpage devoted to wind energy development in the state.