Wind Energy in Virginia

Find wind data and information in Virginia, including maps, capacity, ordinances, and more in these areas:

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

Capacity & Generation

Installed Capacity 0 MW Source: American Wind Energy Association Market Report

MW Under Construction 0 MW Source: American Wind Energy Association Market Report

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

U.S. Wind Turbine Database

map of wind turbines in Virginia

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 Virginia.

Training Locations

George Mason University

Appalachian School of Law

Dabney S. Lancaster Community College

Virginia Tech Center for Energy and the Global Environment

Virginia Wind Application Center (James Madison University)


Wind for Schools Project Locations

Rodney Thompson Middle School

Highland High School

Wise County Career and Technical Center

Fancy Gap Elementary School

Ridgeview High School

Luray High School

Northumberland Middle and High School

Central High School

Thomas Harrison Middle School

Clover Hill High School

Lanier Middle School

Grassfield High School

Henley Middle School

Policies & Incentives


12 local wind energy ordinances

Virginia Incentives

View current Virginia renewable energy incentives on the DSIRE website.

Renewable Portfolio Standard
Renewable portfolio goal (includes non-renewable alternative resources)
15.0% by 2025

Virginia Offices & Organizations

25x'25 Alliance

The 25x’25 Alliance is dedicated to securing 25% of the nation’s energy needs from renewable sources by the year 2025.

Center for Wind Energy at James Madison University

The Center for Wind Energy advances wind energy deployment through research, education, and outreach, with a focus on research projects with national, regional, and local implications and performed with the assistance of undergraduate and graduate students.

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.

Southeastern Wind Coalition

The mission of the Southeastern Wind Coalition is to advance the wind industry in ways that result in net economic benefits to industry, utilities, ratepayers, and citizens of the Southeast. The coalition focuses on supply chain growth, economic development, job growth, and wind energy development in the region with solutions that are beneficial to industry and utilities and result in net economic benefits to citizens and ratepayers.

Virginia Offshore Wind Development Authority

The Virginia Offshore Wind Development Authority facilitates, coordinates, and supports development of the offshore wind energy industry, offshore wind energy projects, and supply chain vendors in the state.

Virginia Renewable Energy Alliance

The Virginia Renewable Energy Alliance seeks to leverage the diverse interest and market knowledge of its members to find solutions that identify and close the gaps to renewable energy development through collaboration on targeted initiatives, research and support best industry practices, generate policy analysis, serve as an authority and resource through public education, and foster coordination and partnerships through networking opportunities.