Wind Energy in Washington

Capacity & Generation

Installed Capacity 3,076 MW Source: American Wind Energy Association Market Report

MW Under Construction 120 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 Washington

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 Washington.

Training Locations

Walla Walla Community College

University of Washington

Washington State University

Northwest Renewable Energy Institute

DNV GL


Wind for Schools Project Locations

There are no Wind for Schools projects in Washington.

Policies & Incentives


1 local wind energy ordinance

Washington Incentives

View current Washington renewable energy incentives on the DSIRE website.

Renewable Portfolio Standard
Renewable portfolio standard (extra credit for solar or customer-sited renewables)
15.0% by 2020
WA Cities with 100% Renewable Energy Commitments
  • Edmonds - 2025
  • Spokane - 2030

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 Washington funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind Energy Technologies Office, visit the Wind R&D Projects Map and select Washington from the dropdown menu.

Wind Turbine Component Manufacturers

map of wind turbines in Washington

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.

Washington 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.

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are focused on accelerating the use of renewable energy, including wind power. The Laboratory offers the following to meet industry needs:

  • -Coastal Wind Profiling Radars along the Washington and Oregon coasts that are equipped with radio acoustic sounding systems to provide temperature profile measurements in support of DOE
    studies to improve wind energy forecasts
  • -A Lidar Buoy Loan Program to help collect meteorological and oceanographic data that will help characterize offshore wind energy resources
  • -The Electricity Infrastructure Operations Center, providing a safe setting to develop and refine the necessary technology to accelerate grid advancements.

Renewable Northwest

Renewable Northwest works to expand renewable energy resources in the Northwest through collaboration with government, industry, utilities, customers, and advocacy groups.

Spark Northwest

Spark Northwest has worked with more than 100 communities, catalyzing 7,227 megawatt-hours annually of clean, renewable energy. From research and evaluation to final implementation, Spark Northwest is equipped to help communities find the clean energy solutions that best suit their needs.