Local Wind Energy Regulation

P.A. 101-0004

Amends current state law regarding zoning standards for wind energy development across the state. Counties and municipalities have sole authority for establishing standards to develop wind farms. Townships will no longer have zoning authority over wind farm development. The law, which went into immediate effect, stipulates that only a county may enact zoning regulations in rural areas outside of the jurisdiction of incorporated cities, event if there are no county-wide zoning regulations.