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 413 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 413 ordinances found.
Page 5 of 28, Sorted by descending state
|UT||Utah Model Wind Energy Ordinance||...more|
|UT||West Valley City, Utah - Wind Energy Ordinance - Chapter 7-31||...more|
|UT||Box Elder County, Utah - Wind Energy Ordinance||...more|
|TX||Corpus Christi, Texas - Wind Energy Ordinance - Article 27D||...more|
|TX||Garland, Texas - Wind Energy Ordinance||...more|
|TN||Washington County, Tennessee - Wind Energy Ordinance - Article V - Section 516||...more|
|TN||Tennessee Model Wind Ordinance||...more|
|SD||South Dakota Model Wind Energy Ordinance||...more|
|SD||Brown County, South Dakota - Wind Energy Ordinance - Title 4 Chapter 4.36||...more|
|SD||Lawrence, South Dakota - Wind Energy Ordinance - Chapter 10 Article 1||...more|
|SC||North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina - Wind Energy Ordinance||...more|
|SC||Darlington County, South Carolina - Wind Energy Ordinance||...more|
|PA||Manheim, Pennsylvania - Wind Energy Ordinance||...more|
|PA||Millcreek, Pennsylvania - Wind Energy Ordinance||...more|
|PA||Valley Township, Pennsylvania - Wind Energy Ordinance||...more|