Model wind zoning and wind ordinances can help citizens, businesses, and communities facilitate and streamline responsible wind energy development in a way that works well within a community.
Resources for Wind Ordinance Adoption in Utah:
The completed ordinance can now be adopted in its entirety or serve as a template for counties or cities wishing to implement a local wind ordinance. Box Elder County has been the first to use the Model Ordinance as a template to formulate wind regulations for their county. Still, most jurisdictions are unaware of the Utah Model Wind Ordinance and the guidance it can afford to institute responsible wind development.
The model ordinance reflects accepted national practices for small wind, large wind, and anemometer towers. If your community or county is looking to adopt an ordinance or zoning for wind, we encourage you to use this ordinance as a template and references.
Additional resources for model ordinances and best practices are available on-line: