Wind Energy in Vermont
Find wind data and information in Vermont, including maps, capacity, ordinances, and more in these areas:
Capacity & Generation
Installed Capacity 149 MW Source: American Wind Energy Association Market Report
MW Under Construction 0 MW Source: American Wind Energy Association Market ReportSource: U.S. Energy Information Administration's Open Data API, Electricity Net Generation.
U.S. Wind Turbine Database
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.
Wind Education & Training
Career training and projects at schools in Vermont.
Wind for Schools Project Locations
Policies & Incentives
24 local wind energy ordinances
View current Vermont renewable energy incentives on the DSIRE website.
Renewable Portfolio Standard
VT Cities with 100% Renewable Energy Commitments
- Burlington - Powered by 100% renewable electricity as of 2014
WETO R&D Projects
To view a list of wind research and development projects in Vermont funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind Energy Technologies Office, visit the Wind R&D Projects Map and select Vermont from the dropdown menu.
Wind Turbine Component Manufacturers
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.
Vermont Offices & Organizations
The 25x’25 Alliance is dedicated to securing 25% of the nation’s energy needs from renewable sources by the year 2025.
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.
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.
Vermont’s clean energy industry supports at least 16,231 sustainable jobs at 2,519 businesses, representing approximately 5% of Vermont’s economy. Renewable Energy Vermont represents businesses, non-profits, and utilities committed to increasing renewable energy and energy efficiency in Vermont.