Wind Energy in West Virginia
Find wind data and information in West Virginia, including maps, capacity, ordinances, and more in these areas:
Capacity & Generation
Installed Capacity 856 MW Source: American Clean Power Association
MW Under Construction 115 MW Source: American Clean Power Association
Based on EIA data from 2021
U.S. Wind Turbine Database
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.
Wind Education & Training
Career training and projects at schools in West Virginia.
Wind for Schools Project Locations
Policies & Incentives
West Virginia Incentives
View current West Virginia renewable energy incentives on the DSIRE website.
Renewable Portfolio Standard
There are no Renewable Portfolio Standards for West Virginia.
There are no wind ordinances in West Virginia.
See ordinances in other states or check the DSIRE database of federal and state renewable energy policies and incentives.
WV Cities with 100% Renewable Energy Commitments
There are no cities with 100% renewable energy commitments in West Virginia.
WETO R&D Projects
To view a list of wind research and development projects in West Virginia funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind Energy Technologies Office, visit the Wind R&D Projects Map and select West Virginia from the dropdown menu.
Wind Turbine Component Manufacturers
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.
West Virginia Offices & Organizations
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.
The West Virginia Office of Energy is responsible for the formulation and implementation of fossil, renewable, and energy efficiency initiatives designed to advance energy resource development opportunities and provide energy services to businesses, communities, and homeowners in West Virginia.