Pike County - Wind Turbine Siting Standards (Illinois)

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Last modified on May 24, 2011.

Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place Illinois
Name Pike County - Wind Turbine Siting Standards
Incentive Type Solar/Wind Permitting Standards
Applicable Sector Commercial, Residential, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, Utility, Agricultural, Institutional
Eligible Technologies Wind
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector Local
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs

Website http://www.awea.org/projects/illinois.html
Date added to DSIRE 2004-06-28
Last DSIRE Review 2007-06-18

References DSIRE[1]


In May 2004 the Pike County Zoning Board approved an ordinance to expedite the process of siting wind turbines. The ordinance includes specifications regarding planning, construction, "setbacks," and height and noise requirements for wind projects. This ordinance was passed to clarify to wind energy developers Pike County's construction standards.

The ordinance specifies a "setback" of three times the turbine height (the height of the tower plus the length of one blade), referred to as "3 T," from homes. However, turbines sited on a landowner's property may be as close as 1.1 T if the landowner consents. There is also a minimum setback of 1.1 T from the nearest property line. Wiring for turbines must be buried.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Public Information - Pike County
Department Pike County Chamber of Commerce
Address 977 West Washington
Place Pittsfield, Illinois
Zip/Postal Code 62363
Phone (217) 285-2971

Email info@pikeil.org
Website http://www.pikeil.org

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"