Wind Energy in Vermont

Capacity & Generation

Installed Capacity 149 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.
Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration. Net Generation from Wind. Updated Annually.

U.S. Wind Turbine Database

map of wind turbines in Vermont

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 Vermont.

Training Locations

Vermont Technical College


Wind for Schools Project Locations

There are no Wind for Schools projects in Vermont.

Policies & Incentives


24 local wind energy ordinances

Vermont Incentives

View current Vermont renewable energy incentives on the DSIRE website.

Renewable Portfolio Standard
Renewable portfolio standard
75.0% by 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 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

map of wind turbines in Vermont

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

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.

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.

Northeast Regional Planning Body

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.

Renewable Energy Vermont

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.

State of Vermont Department of Public Service

The 2016 Vermont Comprehensive Energy Plan sets out a pathway for Vermont to obtain 90% of its energy from renewable sources by 2050. This site includes information about the state's renewable energy standard.