Readiness Sustainment and Compatibility

Wind Turbines

The Navy strives to balance operations and training requirements with community development in the vicinity of Navy land, sea, and air assets. These activities may include the development of renewable energy projects, transmission lines, residential/commercial structures, and other forms of development or alterations of land, air, and sea space.

To avoid potential mission impacts, the Navy collaborates with federal regulatory agencies, state and local governments, and the business community to communicate concerns early in the planning and development process and achieve compatible solutions.

If you are considering developing a project in the vicinity of any Navy installation, please contact the base commanding officer or a base community planner to ensure compatibility.

If you are considering developing a wind energy project near one of the following locations, please notify the point of contact listed on the linked page (if available) or contact the DOD Siting Clearinghouse at osd.dod-siting-clearinghouse@mail.mil.

Wind Turbine Development Areas of Concern:

• Oregon Wind Farm Compatibility near Naval Weapons Training Facility Boardman
• Virginia/North Carolina Wind Farm Compatibility near Naval Support Activity Northwest Annex
• Texas Wind Farm Compatibility near Naval Air Station Kingsville & Naval Air Station Corpus Christi
• Maryland/Virginia/Delaware Wind Farm Compatibility near Naval Air Station Patuxent River
• California/Nevada Wind Farm Compatibility near Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake

Please note that identifying these areas of concern is an ongoing process, so this information may change over time. New content will be added to this page periodically, so please visit the page for future updates.