Wind Energy in Wisconsin

Capacity & Generation

Installed Capacity 737 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 Wisconsin

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 Wisconsin.

Training Locations

University of Wisconsin - Madison

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

Lakeshore Technical College

Mid-State Technical College

Fox Valley Technical College

Madison Area Technical College


Wind for Schools Project Locations

There are no Wind for Schools projects in Wisconsin.

Policies & Incentives


20 local wind energy ordinances

Wisconsin Incentives

View current Wisconsin renewable energy incentives on the DSIRE website.

Renewable Portfolio Standard
Renewable portfolio standard
10.0% by 2015
WI Cities with 100% Renewable Energy Commitments
  • Eau Claire - 2050
  • Madison - 2050
  • Middleton - Electricity by 2040, all energy sectors by 2050
  • Monona - Electricity by 2040, heating and transportation by 2050

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

Wind Turbine Component Manufacturers

map of wind turbines in Wisconsin

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.

Wisconsin 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.

Clean Grid Alliance (formerly Wind on the Wires)

Clean Grid Alliance is a non-profit organization whose 40-plus members include wind and solar developers and manufacturers; non-profit environmental, public interest, and clean energy organizations; tribal representatives; farmer organizations; and other businesses that support renewable energy in the Midwest.

Environmental Law and Policy Center

The Environmental Law and Policy Center works with colleagues throughout the region to create new jobs and spur economic growth with wind power. The group's work includes expert policy analysis and testimony, as well as coordination with clean tech innovators, manufacturers, developers, and policymakers to identify new opportunities for wind power.

Midwest Renewable Energy Association

The Midwest Renewable Energy Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides renewable energy education and demonstrations, including training programs for small wind systems and renewable energy certification programs. The group also organizes The Energy Fair, an annual event in Custer, Wisconsin.

RENEW Wisconsin

RENEW Wisconsin is a nonprofit organization dedicated to working on policies and programs that advance renewable energy in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Office of Energy Innovation

The Wisconsin Office of Energy Innovation provides assistance to residents, businesses, and local governments interested in investing in clean energy and energy efficiency projects.

Wisconsin Wind Works

Wisconsin Wind Works is a consortium of nearly 300 suppliers and manufacturers working collaboratively to satisfy foreign and domestic wind power supply chain needs. It is a collaborative initiative of New North Inc,. a regional non-profit economic development organization, dedicated to building powerful supply chain partnerships to encourage business development in wind energy.