Wind Energy in Washington
Find wind data and information in Washington, including maps, capacity, ordinances, and more.
Capacity & Generation
Installed Capacity 3,075 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 Washington funded by DOE’s Wind Energy Technologies Office, visit the Wind R&D Projects Map and select Washington from the dropdown menu.
Wind Education & Training
Career training and projects at schools in Washington.
Wind for Schools Project Locations
Policies & Incentives
1 local wind energy ordinance
Washington Offices & Organizations
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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 works to expand renewable energy resources in the Northwest through collaboration with government, industry, utilities, customers, and advocacy groups.
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.