Wind Energy in Virginia

Capacity & Generation

Installed Capacity 0 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.

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

Mountain Gateway Community College

Virginia Tech

James Madison University

Centura College

Wind for Schools Project Locations

There are no Wind for Schools projects in Virginia.

Policies & Incentives

15 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

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 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.

Wind Turbine Component Manufacturers

map of wind turbines in Virginia

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.

Virginia Offices & Organizations

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management State Activities

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has seen strong interest in offshore renewable energy projects on the Outer Continental Shelf. BOEM works closely with certain coastal states regarding offshore energy development and is in the process of coordinating federal-state task forces. A summary of the status of activity in the different states is available.

Center for the Advancement of Sustainable Energy at James Madison University

The Center for the Advancement of Sustainable 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.