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 title
|NY||Town of Kendall, New York - Wind Energy Ordinance - Article VII Section 725 - 730||...more|
|NY||Town of Hamlin, New York - Wind Energy Ordinance||...more|
|WI||Town of Forest, Wisconsin - Wind Energy Ordinance||...more|
|NY||Town of Eden, New York - Wind Energy Ordinance||...more|
|WI||Town of Chilton, Wisconsin - Wind Energy Ordinance - Section 24.423||...more|
|NH||Town of Brookfield, New Hampshire - Wind Energy Ordinance - Article VIII||...more|
|NH||Town of Bristol, New Hampshire - Wind Energy Ordinance - Article XIV||...more|
|NH||Town of Boscawen, New Hampshire - Wind Energy Ordinance - Article XXII||...more|
|NH||Town of Bedford, New Hampshire - Wind Energy Ordinance||...more|
|NH||Town of Auburn, New Hampshire - Wind Energy Ordinance - Article 11||...more|
|NY||Town of Amherst, New York - Wind Energy Ordinance - Section 6-8-14||...more|
|NH||Town of Amherst, New Hampshire - Wind Energy Ordinance - Article III - Section 3.14||...more|
|NH||Town of Alton, New Hampshire - Wind Energy Ordinance - Section 401||...more|
|MA||Topsfield, Massachusetts - Wind Energy Ordinance||...more|
|KS||Topeka, Kansas - Wind Energy Ordinance - Title 18 Section 18.265||...more|