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
Policies & Incentives
13 local wind energy ordinances
Wind Education & Training
Career training and projects at schools in Pennsylvania.
Wind for Schools Project Locations
Pennsylvania Offices and Organizations
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.
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The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has a webpage devoted to wind energy development in the state.