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 406 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 406 ordinances found.
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|ME||Buckfield, Maine - Wind Energy Ordinance||...more|
|AZ||Bullhead City, Arizona - Wind Energy Ordinance - Chapter 17 Section 39||...more|
|ND||Burleigh County, North Dakota - Wind Energy Ordinance - Article 8 Section 21||...more|
|CA||Butte County, California - Wind Energy Ordinance - Article 25 Section 24-157 E||...more|
|VT||Calais, Vermont - Wind Energy Ordinance - Article 3 - Section 3.5||...more|
|CA||Calaveras County, California - Wind Energy Ordinance - Title 17 Article 3 Chapter 17.22.060||...more|
|WI||Calumet County, Wisconsin - Wind Energy Ordinance - Chapter 79||...more|
|MD||Calvert County, Maryland - Wind Energy Ordinance||...more|
|NC||Camden County, North Carolina - Wind Energy Ordinance||...more|
|MD||Caroline County, Maryland - Wind Energy Ordinance||...more|
|IL||Carroll County, Illinois Wind Energy Ordinance - Chapter 700 Section 5.06||...more|
|IN||Carroll County, Indiana - Wind Energy Ordinance||...more|
|MD||Carroll County, Maryland - Wind Energy Ordinance||...more|
|NV||Carson City, Nevada - Wind Energy Ordinance - Section 18.05.080||...more|
|NC||Carteret County, North Carolina - Wind Energy Ordinance||...more|