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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|NC||Tyrrell County, North Carolina - Wind Energy Ordinance||...more|
|NC||Watauga County, North Carolina - Wind Energy Ordinance||...more|
|ND||Bismarck, North Dakota - Wind Energy Ordinance - Section 14-03-08-v||...more|
|ND||Burleigh County, North Dakota - Wind Energy Ordinance - Article 8 Section 21||...more|
|ND||Morton County, North Dakota - Wind Energy Ordinance - Article 5 Section 5-180||...more|
|ND||Wells County, North Dakota - Wind Energy Ordinance||...more|
|NE||Gothenburg, Nebraska - Wind Energy Ordinance - Title XV Chapter 152 Section 152.060||...more|
|NE||Grand Island, Nebraska - Wind Energy Ordinance - Chapter 36 Section 36-103||...more|
|NE||Madison, Nebraska - Wind Energy Ordinance - Section 625||...more|
|NE||Saunders County, Nebraska - Wind Energy Ordinance - Article 9 Section 9.10||...more|
|NH||Conway, New Hampshire - Wind Energy Ordinance||...more|
|NH||Town of Alton, New Hampshire - Wind Energy Ordinance - Section 401||...more|
|NH||Town of Amherst, New Hampshire - Wind Energy Ordinance - Article III - Section 3.14||...more|
|NH||Town of Auburn, New Hampshire - Wind Energy Ordinance - Article 11||...more|
|NH||Town of Bedford, New Hampshire - Wind Energy Ordinance||...more|