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Wind Economic Development Resources and Tools

This page lists wind-related economic development resources and tools such as publications, Web resources, and news.

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Date State Type of Information Program Area Title
11/19/2012 MA News
Agricultural
Public Lands
Public Power
Small Wind
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Siting
Workshop Explores Information's Role in Wind Project Siting: A Wind Powering America Success Story
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
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
6/30/2009 ME Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Development Benefits of the Mars Hill Wind Farm
3/3/2011 ME News
Econ. Dev.
DOE Offers Conditional Commitment for a Loan Guarantee to Support Maine Wind Project
12/1/2014 ME Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Impacts of Wind Energy Construction and Operations in Maine: 2006-2018
12/9/2011 MI News
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Saving Farmland One Wind Energy Project at a Time
10/8/2012 MI News
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Gratiot County Wind Project Case Study
8/12/2008 MI News
Web Resource
Econ. Dev.
Washtenaw County, Michigan Wind Project
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
MI Web Resource
Econ. Dev.
Michigan Agency for Energy
4/6/2006 MI News
Public Power
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Michigan: State Energy Plan to Outline Path to Affordable, Reliable Electricity
2/6/2006 MI News
Agricultural
Schools
Econ. Dev.
Teachers get advance look at plan to harness the wind
1/1/2005 MN Interview
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Wind Power Advocate Interview: Lisa Daniels, Windustry
3/3/2009 MN Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Minwind a Farmer-Owned Concept Others Can Put to Work
3/11/2009 MN Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Overcoming Challenges to Community Wind Will Result in Big Benefits
9/1/2004 MO News
Agricultural
Public Power
Small Wind
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Rediscovering The Wind
1/31/2006 MO News
Agricultural
Public Power
Econ. Dev.
Wind Energy Comes to Missouri
7/28/2009 MT Publication
Web Resource
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Cascade County: Wind Power: Put Wind to Work for You
3/22/2006 MT News
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
National Association of Counties (NACo) honors Cascade County as a national leader in creating sustainable communities
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
3/11/2009 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
6/30/2009 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
9/16/2009 ND Agricultural
Public Power
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Wind Brings Great Deal of Economic Development Potential to the Table
4/15/2010 ND Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
A Lot has Changed in the Last Decade, Making Wind Energy Development More Viable
6/15/2009 NE Publication
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Wind Energy and Economic Development in Nebraska
10/10/2008 NE Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
States Striving to do Their Part for 20% Wind Goal, but Challenges to Overcome
6/30/2009 NE News
Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Development Benefits from Wind Power in Nebraska: A Report for the Nebraska Energy Office
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
6/22/2011 NH News
Econ. Dev.
DOE Offers Conditional Loan Guarantee to Support Development of New Hampshire's Largest Wind Farm
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
12/1/2005 NM News
Video
Econ. Dev.
Governor Bill Richardson's Commercial on Renewable Energy and Economic Development
8/2/2011 NM Web Resource
Econ. Dev.
Policy
New Mexico Energy Conservation and Management Division
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 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
5/5/2016 NY Publication
Econ. Dev.
Clean Jobs New York
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
11/17/2010 OH Agricultural
Public Power
Schools
Small Wind
Econ. Dev.
USDA has a Big Interest in Wind
12/13/2010 OH Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Policy
States Don't Have to Decide Between Wind Development and Environment
3/1/2009 OK News
Video
Econ. Dev.
Video: Economics of Wind
3/1/2009 OK News
Video
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Video: Oklahoma town cashing in on the winds of progress
10/6/2015 OK Publication
Econ. Dev.
New Report Outlines Wind Industry Impacts in Oklahoma
4/7/2014 OK News
Econ. Dev.
New Study Examines Economic Impact of Wind Energy Development in Oklahoma
11/9/2009 PA Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Economic Benefits of Wind Energy Development Woo Local Communities
11/19/2009 PA Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Siting
Common Sense Ordinance Model a Key to Fostering Wind Energy Development
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
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
8/12/2015 RI Publication
Econ. Dev.
Rhode Island Clean Energy 2015 Industry Report
10/31/2002 SD Publication
Econ. Dev.
Job Jolt: The Economic Impacts of Repowering the Midwest: The Clean Energy Development Plan for the Heartland
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
9/21/2006 SD News
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
PPM breaks ground on MinnDakota wind farm for Xcel Energy
8/25/2009 SD Agricultural
Small Wind
Econ. Dev.
Wind Energy Brings Jobs to Rural America
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
8/31/2011 TX Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Development Impact of 1,000 MW of Wind Energy in Texas
8/26/2008 TX Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
More and More Communities Want in on Wind
8/11/2005 TX Web Resource
Econ. Dev.
Drive a Wind Power Trail Tour through Texas and Oklahoma
4/1/2015 TX Publication
Econ. Dev.
In Texas, Advanced Energy Is Booming
8/12/2013 UT News
Publication
Econ. Dev.
New Reports Provide Economic Analyses of Potential Wind Development in Utah
6/17/2013 UT Publication
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Wind Development as 'Sustainable Entrepreneurship'
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
5/1/2006 UT Publication
Econ. Dev.
An Analysis of the Economic Impact on Utah County, Utah from the Development of Wind Power Plants
5/8/2006 UT News
Econ. Dev.
Utah State University/Department of Energy Study Projects Economic Impact of Wind Power Development in Utah County
4/30/2007 UT News
Publication
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Utah Perspectives from the Second Annual Harvesting Energy Summit 2007: Outcomes from the "Dialogue Diner" and Stakeholder Panel Sessions
4/6/2007 UT News
Agricultural
Schools
Small Wind
Econ. Dev.
Milford High School Turns Windy into Windustry
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
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
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
5/6/2010 UT Video
Schools
Econ. Dev.
Teacher and Students Bring Renewables to Utah
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
4/18/2016 VA Publication
Econ. Dev.
Report: Virginia Offshore Wind Economy Could Employ More than 14,000
7/9/2004 VT News
Video
Econ. Dev.
WCAX Burlington, VT, profiles a story on KidWind Workshops
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
3/31/2011 WY News
Publication
Econ. Dev.
Jobs and Economic Development from New Transmission and Generation in Wyoming
5/10/2011 WY Publication
Econ. Dev.
Jobs and Economic Development from New Transmission and Generation in Wyoming Fact Sheet
2/16/2011 WY News
Econ. Dev.
Wyoming Editorial: Wind Tower Plant Will Be Great Addition
3/31/2013 WY Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Development from New Generation and Transmission in Wyoming and Colorado

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.