Wind Energy in Rhode Island
Find wind data and information in Rhode Island, including maps, capacity, ordinances, and more.
Capacity & Generation
Installed Capacity 75 MW Source: American Wind Energy Association Market ReportSource: U.S. Energy Information Administration's Open Data API, Electricity Net Generation.
WETO R&D Projects
To view a list of wind research and development projects in Rhode Island funded by DOE’s Wind Energy Technologies Office, visit the Wind R&D Projects Map and select Rhode Island from the dropdown menu.
Wind Education & Training
Career training and projects at schools in Rhode Island.
Wind for Schools Project Locations
Rhode Island Offices & Organizations
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The Northeast Regional Planning Body is responsible for developing New England’s ocean plan. The National Ocean Policy, established by Presidential Executive Order in 2010, called for the formation of nine Regional Planning Bodies to better manage the nation’s oceans and coasts. New England was the first region in the nation to respond to this call, launching the Northeast Regional Planning Body in 2012. The Northeast Regional Planning Body includes representatives from the six New England states, 10 federally recognized tribes, 10 federal agencies, and the New England Fishery Management Council. The Regional Planning Body has no authority to create new regulations. Its mandate is to create a plan and oversee its implementation, with many opportunities for public participation.
The Commerce Corporation Renewable Energy Fund provides grants and loans for renewable energy projects with the potential to make electricity in a more sustainable manner while stimulating job growth in the green technology and energy sectors of Rhode Island’s economy. Using funds from the system benefit charge on electric bills and Alternative Compliance Payments, the Commerce Corporation funds renewable energy projects in small-scale solar, commercial development, pre-development feasibility studies, and early stage commercialization.
Learn about Rhode Island's energy programs, land-based wind, offshore wind, distributed generation, net metering, and the state's Renewable Energy Fund.
This website includes a section on renewable energy forms, compliance reports and standards, and more.