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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|NC||Davidson County, North Carolina - Wind Energy Ordinance - Article V - Section NN||...more|
|OH||Dayton, Ohio - Wind Energy Ordinance - Section 150.565.85 (small) and Section 150.565.86 (micro)||...more|
|MA||Dennis, Massachusetts - Wind Energy Ordinance - Section 11||...more|
|VT||Derby, Vermont - Wind Energy Ordinance - Article IV - Section 402.5||...more|
|ME||Dixmont, Maine - Wind Energy Ordinance||...more|
|WI||Door County, Wisconsin - Wind Energy Ordinance||...more|
|MD||Dorchester County, Maryland - Wind Energy Ordinance||...more|
|CO||Douglas County, Colorado - Wind Energy Ordinance - Section 2107.41||...more|
|NV||Douglas County, Nevada - Wind Energy Ordinance - Section 20.664.200 (large), 20.664.220 (micro), 20.664.230 (small)||...more|
|MA||Duxbury, Massachusetts - Wind Energy Ordinance - Section 616||...more|
|VT||Duxbury, Vermont - Wind Energy Ordinance - Article V - Section 14||...more|
|NY||East Bloomfield, New York - Wind Energy Ordinance||...more|
|WI||Eau Claire County, Wisconsin - Wind Energy Ordinance - Chapter 18.30.260||...more|
|MA||Edgartown, Massachusetts - Wind Energy Ordinance||...more|
|CA||El Dorado, California - Wind Energy Ordinance||...more|