Wind Energy in Utah

Capacity & Generation

Installed Capacity 391 MW Source: American Clean Power Association

MW Under Construction 0 MW Source: American Clean Power Association

Based on EIA data from 2022

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration's Open Data API, Electricity Net Generation.
Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration. Net Generation from Wind. Updated Annually.

U.S. Wind Turbine Database

map of wind turbines in Utah

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 Wind Energy Technologies Office via the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Electricity Markets and Policy Group, the U.S. Geological Survey Energy Resources Program, and the American Wind Energy Association.

Maps & Data

Wind Education & Training

Career training and projects at schools in Utah.

Training Locations

There are no wind training programs listed for Utah.

Wind for Schools Project Locations

There are no Wind for Schools projects in Utah.

Policies & Incentives

9 local wind energy ordinances

Utah Incentives

View current Utah renewable energy incentives on the DSIRE website.

Renewable Portfolio Standard
Renewable portfolio standard (extra credit for solar or customer-sited renewables, includes non-renewable alternative resources)
20.0% by 2025
UT Cities with 100% Renewable Energy Commitments
  • Cottonwood Heights - City operations by 2022, community-wide by 2032
  • Moab - 2032
  • Park City - 2032
  • Salt Lake City - 2032

WETO R&D Projects

U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind Energy Technologies Office's Wind R&D Projects Map

To view a list of wind research and development projects in Utah funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind Energy Technologies Office, visit the Wind R&D Projects Map and select Utah from the dropdown menu.

Wind Turbine Component Manufacturers

map of wind turbines in Utah

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s Wind Prospector tool is a web-based Geographical Information System that supports resource assessment and data exploration for wind development. Wind Prospector includes a data layer dedicated to the locations of U.S. wind turbine and component manufacturing and supply chain facilities. Corporate headquarters, service facilities, material suppliers, R&D and logistics centers, and smaller component manufacturers (e.g., bolt manufacturers) are not included. The list of facilities included is not intended to be exhaustive.

Utah Offices & Organizations

Interwest Energy Alliance

Interwest is a regional trade association representing developers and manufacturers of large-scale renewable energy, working for the responsible expansion of renewable energy in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.

The Economic Benefits of Utah’s Rural Renewable Energy Industry

This economic impact study was conducted by Development Research Partners and analyzed rural utility-scale renewable energy projects constructed in 11 counties in Utah. These projects account for 2,275 megawatts of nameplate capacity from solar, wind, and geothermal facilities over 10 megawatts. The report analyzed 31 projects built in Utah (5 under current development or construction slated for completion by 2023) which result in significant economic benefits to rural Utah.

Utah Clean Energy

Utah Clean Energy is Utah’s independent resource for clean energy policy, regulatory, and consumer information.