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Wind Energy Permitting Standards (North Carolina)

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Program Info
North Carolina
Program Type 
Solar/Wind Permitting Standards
Department of Environment and Natural Resources

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.