Wind Energy Ordinances
Federal, state, and local regulations govern many aspects of wind energy development. The nature of the project and its location will largely drive the levels of regulation required. Wind energy ordinances adopted by counties, towns, and other types of municipalities are one of the best ways for local governments to identify conditions and priorities for all types of wind development. These ordinances regulate aspects of wind projects such as their location, permitting process, and construction. The standards specified in ordinances provide clarity to wind developers and the public. Ordinances may also address issues of community impact such as:
- Land use
- Noise standards
This page offers a catalog of 411 wind energy ordinances used by municipalities across the country to place requirements of the role of wind energy in their communities. Policymakers can use these ordinances as examples when modifying or drafting new ordinances in their jurisdictions.
These ordinances are provided as examples. Their inclusion here implies no endorsement of their content.
If you know of an ordinance that is not included in this list, please let us know.
State and Local Wind Energy Ordinances
Total of 411 ordinances found.
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|MA||Harwich, Massachusetts - Wind Energy Ordinance||...more|
|CT||Harwinton, Connecticut - Wind Energy Ordinance - Section 9.11||...more|
|KS||Hays, Kansas - Wind Energy Ordinance||...more|
|NY||Henderson, New York - Wind Ordinance - Article IX||...more|
|IL||Henry County, Illinois - Wind Energy Ordinance||...more|
|NJ||Hillsborough Township, New Jersey - Wind Energy Ordinance||...more|
|VT||Hinesburg, Vermont - Wind Energy Ordinance - Article V Section 5.24||...more|
|MI||Holland, Michigan - Wind Energy Ordinance||...more|
|AK||Homer, Alaska - Wind Energy Ordinance||...more|
|MD||Howard County, Maryland - Wind Energy Ordinance||...more|
|MI||Huron County, Michigan - Wind Energy Ordinance||...more|
|OH||Huron, Ohio - Section 1131.02 (6)||...more|
|NC||Hyde County, North Carolina - Wind Energy Ordinance||...more|
|IL||Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs - Zoning Research||...more|
|MI||Ionia, Michigan - Wind Energy Ordinance||...more|