Wind Energy Permitting Standards (North Carolina)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Rules Regulations Policies Program
|Name||Wind Energy Permitting Standards (North Carolina)|
|Incentive Type||Solar/Wind Permitting Standards|
|Applicable Sector||Commercial, Installer/Contractor, Systems Integrator|
|Energy Category||Renewable Energy Incentive Programs|
|Last DSIRE Review||2013-06-18|
| Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE
|References||Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency |
North Carolina has statewide permitting requirements for wind energy facilities. Any wind turbine or collection of wind turbines located within a half mile of each other with a collective rated capacity of one megawatt (MW) or greater must receive a permit from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) before starting construction. The legislation provides details regarding the process and timeline for obtaining a permit, siting considerations, approval criteria, fees, and other requirements. Refer to the legislation for the full details.
|Contact Name||Public Information Officer|
|Department||Department of Environment and Natural Resources|
|Address||1601 Mail Service Center|
|Place||Raleigh, North Carolina|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||House Bill 484|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.