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Wind Economic Development Resources and Tools

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Date State Type of Information Program Area Title
12/13/2009 ME News
Interview
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Siting
New England Interview: Angus King, Former Governor of Maine and Co-Founder of Independence Wind
3/22/2006 MT News
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
National Association of Counties (NACo) honors Cascade County as a national leader in creating sustainable communities
8/26/2008 TX Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
More and More Communities Want in on Wind
3/3/2009 MN Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Minwind a Farmer-Owned Concept Others Can Put to Work
4/6/2007 UT News
Agricultural
Schools
Small Wind
Econ. Dev.
Milford High School Turns Windy into Windustry
4/6/2006 MI News
Public Power
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Michigan: State Energy Plan to Outline Path to Affordable, Reliable Electricity
MI Web Resource
Econ. Dev.
Michigan Agency for Energy
5/4/2010 KS News
Video
Schools
Econ. Dev.
Kansas Wind Program Stimulates Rural Economy: A Wind Powering America Success Story
Web Resource
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
John Deere Wind Energy
6/30/2013 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Jobs and Economic Development Impact (JEDI) Model: Offshore Wind User Reference Guide
5/10/2011 WY Publication
Econ. Dev.
Jobs and Economic Development from New Transmission and Generation in Wyoming Fact Sheet
3/31/2011 WY News
Publication
Econ. Dev.
Jobs and Economic Development from New Transmission and Generation in Wyoming
10/31/2002 SD Publication
Econ. Dev.
Job Jolt: The Economic Impacts of Repowering the Midwest: The Clean Energy Development Plan for the Heartland
11/10/2015 News
Tool
Econ. Dev.
Job and Economic Development Impact (JEDI) Model
8/1/2015 Publication
Econ. Dev.
JEDI: Jobs and Economic Development Impacts Model Fact Sheet
12/9/2008 News
Econ. Dev.
JEDI Wind Model Revision: Results Consistent With On-The-Ground Data
5/25/2016 Publication
Econ. Dev.
IRENA Report: Renewable Energy Employs 8.1 Million People Worldwide
9/30/2012 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Innovations in Voluntary Renewable Energy Procurement: Methods for Expanding Access and Lowering Cost for Communities, Governments, and Businesses
3/1/2012 HI Publication
Econ. Dev.
Initial Economic Analysis of Utility-Scale Wind Integration in Hawaii
4/1/2015 TX Publication
Econ. Dev.
In Texas, Advanced Energy Is Booming
5/31/2012 IL Publication
Econ. Dev.
Illinois Wind Farms and Growth
12/1/2005 CO Publication
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Handbook on Renewable Energy Financing for Rural Colorado
5/5/2014 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Growing a Wind Workforce: The National Wind Energy Skills Assessment Report
10/8/2012 MI News
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Gratiot County Wind Project Case Study
4/7/2006 PA News
Public Lands
Small Wind
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Governor Rendell Making Small Wind Energy Systems Available to Local Governments: 15 Small-Scale Systems to Place Alternative Energy Source in Public View
12/1/2005 NM News
Video
Econ. Dev.
Governor Bill Richardson's Commercial on Renewable Energy and Economic Development
1/21/2009 UT Publication
Econ. Dev.
Generating Economic Development from a Wind Power Project in Spanish Fork Canyon, Utah: A Case Study and Analysis of State-Level Economic Impacts
11/21/2011 AK News
Agricultural
Public Power
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Fire Island Wind Project Approved: A Wind Powering America Success Story
9/28/2010 IL Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Explosion in Installed Wind Capacity Brings Big Benefits
7/30/2015 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Estimating Renwable Energy Economic Potential in the United States: Methodology and Initial Results
11/18/2013 IA Publication
Econ. Dev.
Estimated Economic Impacts of Utility-Scale Wind Power in Iowa
9/28/2015 News
Econ. Dev.
Energy Department's State Energy Program Funds Awards to Advance Northeast Offshore Wind Market
9/16/2015 News
Econ. Dev.
Energy Department Announces $70 Million for Innovation Institute on Smart Manufacturing
5/1/2016 News
Econ. Dev.
Energy and Commerce Departments Announce Lab Partnership Opportunities for U.S. Small Businesses and Manufacturers
10/12/2010 Agricultural
Schools
Econ. Dev.
Education A Key Part of Unlocking Wind Energy Future
8/5/2015 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Impacts of Wind Projects: Myths and Facts
12/1/2014 ME Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Impacts of Wind Energy Construction and Operations in Maine: 2006-2018
8/1/2014 IN Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Impacts from Indiana's First 1,000 Megawatts of Wind Power
6/30/2012 IL Publication
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Economic Impact: Wind Energy Development in Illinois
8/19/2009 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Development Impacts of Community Wind Projects: A Review and Empirical Evaluation
1/13/2009 CO Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Development Impacts of Colorado's First 1,000 Megawatts of Wind Energy
4/30/2009 CO Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Development Impacts in Colorado from Four Vestas Manufacturing Facilities
8/31/2011 TX Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Development Impact of 1,000 MW of Wind Energy in Texas
3/31/2013 WY Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Development from New Generation and Transmission in Wyoming and Colorado
3/25/2013 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Development from New Generation and Transmission in Wyoming and Colorado
6/30/2009 ME Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Development Benefits of the Mars Hill Wind Farm
6/30/2009 NE News
Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Development Benefits from Wind Power in Nebraska: A Report for the Nebraska Energy Office
6/20/2011 News
Native Americans
Schools
Econ. Dev.
Economic Development Administration Funding Opportunity Announced
6/30/2008 MI Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Benefits, Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Reductions, and Water Conservation Benefits from 1000 Megawatts (MW) of New Wind Power in Michigan
6/30/2008 KS Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Benefits, Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Reductions, and Water Conservation Benefits from 1000 Megawatts (MW) of New Wind Power in Kansas
10/31/2008 WI Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Benefits, Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Reductions, and Water Conservation Benefits from 1,000 Megawatts (MW) of New Wind Power in Wisconsin
10/31/2008 WV Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Benefits, Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Reductions, and Water Conservation Benefits from 1,000 Megawatts (MW) of New Wind Power in West Virginia
6/30/2008 VA Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Benefits, Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Reductions, and Water Conservation Benefits from 1,000 Megawatts (MW) of New Wind Power in Virginia
10/31/2008 UT Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Benefits, Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Reductions, and Water Conservation Benefits from 1,000 Megawatts (MW) of New Wind Power in Utah
3/31/2009 TN Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Benefits, Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Reductions, and Water Conservation Benefits from 1,000 Megawatts (MW) of New Wind Power in Tennessee
10/31/2008 SD Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Benefits, Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Reductions, and Water Conservation Benefits from 1,000 Megawatts (MW) of New Wind Power in South Dakota
6/30/2008 OH Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Benefits, Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Reductions, and Water Conservation Benefits from 1,000 Megawatts (MW) of New Wind Power in Ohio
3/11/2009 NC Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Benefits, Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Reductions, and Water Conservation Benefits from 1,000 Megawatts (MW) of New Wind Power in North Carolina
6/30/2008 NY Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Benefits, Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Reductions, and Water Conservation Benefits from 1,000 Megawatts (MW) of New Wind Power in New York
10/31/2008 NM Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Benefits, Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Reductions, and Water Conservation Benefits from 1,000 Megawatts (MW) of New Wind Power in New Mexico
10/31/2008 NV Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Benefits, Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Reductions, and Water Conservation Benefits from 1,000 Megawatts (MW) of New Wind Power in Nevada
6/30/2008 NE Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Benefits, Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Reductions, and Water Conservation Benefits from 1,000 Megawatts (MW) of New Wind Power in Nebraska
10/31/2008 MT Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Benefits, Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Reductions, and Water Conservation Benefits from 1,000 Megawatts (MW) of New Wind Power in Montana
3/31/2009 MA Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Benefits, Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Reductions, and Water Conservation Benefits from 1,000 Megawatts (MW) of New Wind Power in Massachusetts
6/30/2008 MD Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Benefits, Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Reductions, and Water Conservation Benefits from 1,000 Megawatts (MW) of New Wind Power in Maryland
10/31/2008 ME Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Benefits, Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Reductions, and Water Conservation Benefits from 1,000 Megawatts (MW) of New Wind Power in Maine
5/31/2008 IN Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Benefits, Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Reductions, and Water Conservation Benefits from 1,000 Megawatts (MW) of New Wind Power in Indiana
10/31/2008 ID Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Benefits, Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Reductions, and Water Conservation Benefits from 1,000 Megawatts (MW) of New Wind Power in Idaho
6/30/2008 AR Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Benefits, Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Reductions, and Water Conservation Benefits from 1,000 Megawatts (MW) of New Wind Power in Arkansas
10/31/2008 AZ Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Benefits, Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Reductions, and Water Conservation Benefits from 1,000 Megawatts (MW) of New Wind Power in Arizona
6/30/2008 GA Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Benefits, Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Reduction, and Water Conservation Benefits from 1000 Megawatts (MW) of New Wind Power in Georgia
10/31/2008 PA Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Benefits, Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Reductions, and Water Conservation Benefits from 1,000 Megawatts (MW) of New Wind Power in Pennsylvania
11/9/2009 PA Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Economic Benefits of Wind Energy Development Woo Local Communities
3/28/2016 Publication
Econ. Dev.
E2: More than 2.5 Million Americans Work in the U.S. Clean Energy Industry
5/13/2014 News
Small Wind
Econ. Dev.
DWEA Launches SMART Wind Consortium
8/11/2005 TX Web Resource
Econ. Dev.
Drive a Wind Power Trail Tour through Texas and Oklahoma
6/22/2011 NH News
Econ. Dev.
DOE Offers Conditional Loan Guarantee to Support Development of New Hampshire's Largest Wind Farm
1/23/2015 News
Econ. Dev.
DOE Creates Jobs Strategy Council
5/1/2012 News
Agricultural
Schools
Small Wind
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Do Your Part in Securing a Sustainable Renewable Energy Future for America
1/16/2012 News
Tool
Agricultural
Small Wind
Econ. Dev.
Siting
Distributed Wind Site Analysis Tool
9/30/2011 News
Publication
Tool
Agricultural
Small Wind
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Distributed Wind Policy Comparison Tool and Guidebook
3/25/2013 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Developing Renewable Energy Projects Larger than 10 MWs at Federal Facilities
12/1/2008 Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Despite Challenges, Wind Energy Development Worth the Effort
5/5/2014 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Counting Jobs and Economic Impacts from Distributed Wind in the United States
5/1/2006 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Comparing Statewide Economic Impacts of New Generation from Wind, Coal, and Natural Gas in Arizona, Colorado, and Michigan
1/31/2013 Publication
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Siting
Community Wind Myths Fact Sheet
3/24/2010 Agricultural
Public Power
Small Wind
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Community Wind Has Big Role in Nation's 20% Wind Vision
11/27/2012 Publication
Agricultural
Public Power
Schools
Econ. Dev.
Community Wind Benefits Fact Sheet
2/26/2008 Agricultural
Schools
Econ. Dev.
Community Wind a Big Opportunity for Rural America
11/19/2009 PA Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Siting
Common Sense Ordinance Model a Key to Fostering Wind Energy Development
12/17/2012 News
Schools
Econ. Dev.
Colorado's Huerfano County Welcomes Wind Energy Development: A Wind Powering America Success Story
6/30/2009 NC Publication
Public Lands
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Siting
Coastal Wind Energy for North Carolina's Future: A Study of the Feasibility of Wind Turbines in the Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds and in Ocean Waters Off the North Carolina Coast
5/5/2016 NY Publication
Econ. Dev.
Clean Jobs New York
4/1/2016 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Clean Jobs Midwest
5/18/2015 IL Publication
Econ. Dev.
Clean Jobs Illinois
6/30/2012 CA Publication
Econ. Dev.
Changes in the Economic Value of Variable Generation at High Penetration Levels: A Pilot Case Study of California
12/3/2012 News
Econ. Dev.
CEMEX Wind Turbine Project Case Study
7/28/2009 MT Publication
Web Resource
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Cascade County: Wind Power: Put Wind to Work for You
8/1/2016 News
Econ. Dev.
Business Network for Offshore Wind Invites Suppliers to Register in Supply Chain Portal
9/6/2011 IN News
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Benton County's Wind Energy Ordinance: Wind Powering America Lessons Learned
1/17/2008 Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
As Nation Embraces 25x'25 Vision, Wind Has Role To Play
4/1/2007 AZ News
Publication
Econ. Dev.
Arizona Wind Energy Assessments: Developable Windy Land and Economic Benefits
4/28/2010 AZ News
Econ. Dev.
Arizona Welcomes the Dry Lake Wind Power Project: A Wind Powering America Success Story
7/22/2013 News
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Analyzing Economic Development Through Wind Power
9/1/2004 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Analysis: Economic Impacts of Wind Applications in Rural Communities
5/1/2006 UT Publication
Econ. Dev.
An Analysis of the Economic Impact on Utah County, Utah from the Development of Wind Power Plants
8/31/2006 UT Publication
Econ. Dev.
An Analysis of the Economic Impact on Tooele County, Utah, from the Development of Wind Power Plants
8/31/2006 UT Publication
Econ. Dev.
An Analysis of the Economic Impact on Box Elder County, Utah, from the Development of Wind Power Plants
10/7/2009 UT Publication
Econ. Dev.
An Analysis of State-Level Economic Impacts from the Development of Wind Power Plants in Summit County, Utah
3/23/2010 UT Publication
Econ. Dev.
An Analysis of State-Level Economic Impacts from the Development of Wind Power Plants in San Juan County, Utah
8/1/2004 Publication
Schools
Econ. Dev.
America's Schools Use Wind Energy to Further Their Goals
7/26/2016 WY News
Econ. Dev.
Policy
A Tale of Two States: Wyoming Wants Wind Energy Factory Jobs, Neighbor Colorado Has Them
4/15/2010 ND Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
A Lot has Changed in the Last Decade, Making Wind Energy Development More Viable
3/12/2015 News
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Siting
A Future for Wind Energy: Energy Department Releases Highly Anticipated Wind Vision Report
5/1/2015 Publication
Econ. Dev.
2015 Annual Review on Renewable Energy and Jobs
4/22/2013 Publication
Econ. Dev.
2011 Cost of Wind Energy Review

Software

Distributed Wind Site Analysis Tool

The Distributed Wind Site Analysis Tool allows users to input location and terrain information about a potential wind system site in the United States and predict the energy output and environmental benefits of that site. The tool is designed to help potential wind energy system consumers choose the most effective site for their wind energy project.

Distributed Wind Policy Comparison Tool

A Web-based Distributed Wind Policy Comparison Tool and Guidebook helps utilities and policymakers advance the market for on-site wind generation across the nation. The Web tool's financial model measures the impact of various policy combinations on distributed wind turbine project economics and can be used to rank the "best and worst" state markets for returns on investment for various project scenarios.