Wind Ordinances

The State Planning Office (now the Municipal Planning Assistance Program of the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry) has created a Model Wind Energy Facility Ordinance that offers a comprehensive wind energy facility review process and standards for voluntary adoption by Maine municipalities. The Municipal Planning Assistance Program recommends that the model wind ordinance should be downloaded with its companion publication: Draft Guidebook for the Maine Model Wind Energy Facility Ordinance

DEP Wind Energy Noise Standards

To date (June, 2012) six Washington County municipalities are working on or have adopted Wind Power Ordinances. A chart of these towns can be viewed here.

Town of Columbia Wind Ordinance

For more information please contact Judy East at 454-0465.