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 430 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 430 ordinances found.
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|IL||Kankakee County, Illinois - Wind Energy Ordinance||...more|
|MO||Kansas City, Missouri - Wind Energy Ordinance||...more|
|AK||Kenai, Alaska - Wind Energy Ordinance - Title 14 Chapter 14.20 Section 14.20.235||...more|
|IL||Kendall County, Illinois - Wind Energy Ordinance - Section 4.17||...more|
|KY||Kentucky Model Wind Ordinance||...more|
|CA||Kern County, California - Wind Energy Ordinance - Chapter19 - Section 64.140||...more|
|NC||Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina - Wind Energy Ordinance||...more|
|MA||Kingston, Massachusetts - Wind Energy Ordinance - Section 4.18||...more|
|CO||Kit Carson County, Colorado - Wind Energy Ordinance||...more|
|CA||Lake County, California - Wind Energy Ordinance - Article 27 Section 27.3 (t)||...more|
|IL||Lake County, Illinois - Wind Energy Ordinance - Appendix Q||...more|
|IL||Lake in the Hills, Illinois - Wind Energy Ordinance||...more|
|MI||Lake Township, Michigan - Wind Energy Ordinance - Article III - Section 3.57||...more|
|CO||Lamar, Colorado - Wind Energy Ordinance - Chapter 16 Article XVII Section 16.17.190||...more|
|CO||Larimer County, Colorado - Wind Energy Ordinance||...more|