Wind Energy in Vermont
Find wind data and information in Vermont, including maps, capacity, ordinances, and more.
Capacity & Generation
Installed Capacity 149 MW Source: American Wind Energy Association Market ReportSource: U.S. Energy Information Administration's Open Data API, Electricity Net Generation.
WETO R&D Projects
To view a list of wind research and development projects in Vermont funded by DOE’s Wind Energy Technologies Office, visit the Wind R&D Projects Map and select Vermont from the dropdown menu.
Wind Education & Training
Career training and projects at schools in Vermont.
Wind for Schools Project Locations
Policies & Incentives
26 local wind energy ordinances
Vermont Offices & Organizations
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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.
The 2011 Vermont Comprehensive Energy Plan sets out a pathway for Vermont to obtain 90% of its energy from renewable sources by 2050. Some of the main policies and incentives available to Vermonters that will help effect this transformation are highlighted in this website.