Wind Energy Ordinances
Federal, state, and local regulations govern many aspects of wind energy development. The exact nature of the project and its location will largely drive the different levels of regulation required. Wind energy specific ordinances adopted by counties, towns, and other types of municipalities are one of the best ways for local governments to identify conditions and priorities around all types of wind development. These ordinances regulate aspects of wind projects such as their location, permitting process, and construction. The standards laid out 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 348 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 348 ordinances found.
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|IN||Steuben County, Indiana - Wind Energy Ordinance||...more|
|NY||Stark, New York - Wind Energy Ordinance||...more|
|NJ||Stafford Township, New Jersey - Wind Energy Ordinance||...more|
|MD||St. Mary's County, Maryland - Wind Energy Ordinance||...more|
|NY||St. Lawrence, New York - Wind Energy Ordinance||...more|
|NY||Springwater, New York - Wind Energy Ordinance||...more|
|SD||South Dakota Model Wind Energy Ordinance||...more|
|NY||South Bristol, New York - Wind Energy Ordinance||...more|
|CA||Sonoma County, California - Wind Energy Ordinance||...more|
|PA||Somerset, Pennsylvania - Wind Energy Ordinance - Article X - Section 1006||...more|
|MD||Somerset County, Maryland - Wind Energy Ordinance||...more|
|CA||Solano County, California - Wind Energy Ordinance - Section 28.80||...more|
|IL||Skokie, Illinois - Wind Energy Ordinance - Article III - Division I - Section 118-93||...more|
|NE||Saunders County, Nebraska - Wind Energy Ordinance||...more|
|CA||Santa Cruz County, California - Wind Energy Ordinance||...more|