Model Wind Energy Ordinance for Minnesota

During the 1990’s, several counties adopted wind ordinances to address local wind development. Over time, zoning issues have arisen and it was found that modifications to the ordinances were desired to promote the health, safety, morals, and general welfare of the community. To address these issues and provide consistencies between counties in wind development, the development of a model wind ordinance and supporting explanation document were identified as a benefit to all Minnesota Counties who are experiencing wind development, and to the Clean Energy Resource Teams who advocate renewable energy development.

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