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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
3/9/2010 IA Agricultural
Public Lands
Schools
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Schools at the Forefront of Iowa Wind Story
6/30/2012 Publication
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Section 1603 Treasury Grant Expiration: Industry Insight on Financing and Market Implications
3/15/2011 Publication
Small Wind
Econ. Dev.
Siting
Siting, Sizing, and Other Considerations for Distributed Wind
Tool
Small Wind
Econ. Dev.
Small Wind Economic Model
1/31/2011 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Southeast Regional Clean Energy Analysis
7/31/2012 IA News
Schools
Econ. Dev.
Spirit Lake School District Case Study
12/13/2010 OH Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Policy
States Don't Have to Decide Between Wind Development and Environment
10/10/2008 NE Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
States Striving to do Their Part for 20% Wind Goal, but Challenges to Overcome
9/1/2011 News
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Studies Prove the Economic Boost that Comes from Wind Energy Development
1/31/2008 Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Surge in Installed Wind Power Capacity Benefiting Rural America
5/18/2016 Publication
Small Wind
Econ. Dev.
Sustainable Manufacturing, Advanced Research and Technology (SMART) Wind Roadmap
9/23/2013 News
Tool
Econ. Dev.
System Advisor Model
2/29/2012 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Policy
System Advisor Model, SAM 2011.12.2: General Description
4/30/2009 AK Publication
Econ. Dev.
Systems Performance Analyses of Alaska Wind-Diesel Projects; Kasigluk, Alaska
4/30/2009 AK Publication
Econ. Dev.
Systems Performance Analyses of Alaska Wind-Diesel Projects; Kotzebue, Alaska
4/30/2009 AK Publication
Econ. Dev.
Systems Performance Analyses of Alaska Wind-Diesel Projects; St. Paul, Alaska
5/6/2010 UT Video
Schools
Econ. Dev.
Teacher and Students Bring Renewables to Utah
2/6/2006 MI News
Agricultural
Schools
Econ. Dev.
Teachers get advance look at plan to harness the wind
6/17/2013 KS Publication
Econ. Dev.
Technical and Economic Feasibility Study of Utility-Scale Wind at the Doepke-Holliday Superfund Site
9/21/2012 Publication
Econ. Dev.
The Impact of Wind Development on County-Level Income and Employment: A Review of Methods and an Empirical Analysis
5/31/2012 Publication
Econ. Dev.
The Past and Future Cost of Wind Energy
4/14/2008 Agricultural
Schools
Econ. Dev.
The Power of Wind in Oil and Gas Country
3/26/2014 Publication
Econ. Dev.
The Statewide Economic Impact of Wind Energy Development in Oklahoma: An Input-Output Analysis by Parts Examination
4/1/2006 Publication
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
The Wind/Water Nexus
10/1/2013 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Transmission Line JEDI Model User Reference Guide
5/16/2013 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Understanding Renewable Energy Businesses: Aligning Renewable Energy Firms + Economic Developers
10/27/2011 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Understanding Trends in Wind Turbine Prices Over the Past Decade
11/17/2010 OH Agricultural
Public Power
Schools
Small Wind
Econ. Dev.
USDA has a Big Interest in Wind
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
5/8/2006 UT News
Econ. Dev.
Utah State University/Department of Energy Study Projects Economic Impact of Wind Power Development in Utah County
7/28/2008 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Variables Affecting Economic Development of Wind Energy
1/9/2012 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Variance Analysis of Wind and Natural Gas Generation under Different Market Structures: Some Observations
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
8/12/2008 MI News
Web Resource
Econ. Dev.
Washtenaw County, Michigan Wind Project
12/20/2012 News
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Water Conservation Just One of Many Reasons to Support Wind Energy
7/29/2013 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Water-Smart Power: Strengthening the U.S. Electricity System in a Warming World -- A Report of the Energy and Water in a Warming World
7/9/2004 VT News
Video
Econ. Dev.
WCAX Burlington, VT, profiles a story on KidWind Workshops
8/28/2012 News
Agricultural
Small Wind
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Web-Based Tool Updated to Aid in Evaluating Best Use of Incentive Dollars
11/19/2008 Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Why Does Ag Equipment Company Get Involved in Wind Industry? Benefits
9/16/2009 ND Agricultural
Public Power
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Wind Brings Great Deal of Economic Development Potential to the Table
12/17/2007 Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Wind Capacity Growing as Americans Embrace All the Energy Source Has to Offer
6/17/2013 UT Publication
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Wind Development as 'Sustainable Entrepreneurship'
2/21/2011 Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Wind Energy an Opportunity for Rural Income, Jobs, and Economic Development
6/15/2009 NE Publication
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Wind Energy and Economic Development in Nebraska
2/28/2009 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Wind Energy and Green Jobs
8/25/2009 SD Agricultural
Small Wind
Econ. Dev.
Wind Energy Brings Jobs to Rural America
7/31/2007 Agricultural
Schools
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Wind Energy Brings Money to Rural Communities
1/31/2006 MO News
Agricultural
Public Power
Econ. Dev.
Wind Energy Comes to Missouri
1/30/2015 News
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Wind Energy Development Beneficial to Rural Oklahoma Communities
1/25/2011 Agricultural
Schools
Econ. Dev.
Wind Energy Development Can Revitalize Rural America
6/1/2004 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Wind Energy for Rural Economic Development
11/14/2013 News
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Wind Energy Forum Enhances Positives of Wind Production
10/31/2006 Publication
Public Lands
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Wind Energy Guide for County Commissioners
11/2/2011 News
Agricultural
Small Wind
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Wind Energy Has A Lot Riding on Programs up for Debate in Congress
4/15/2009 KS Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Wind Energy Powering Economic Development in Rural Communities
10/1/2007 Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Wind Energy Powering Homes, Rural Communities
9/14/2007 Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Wind Energy Projects: A Winning Situation for Local Economies
4/24/2015 News
Econ. Dev.
Wind Industry Participates in Joining Forces Initiative
6/30/2013 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Wind Life Cycle Assessment Harmonization
1/1/2005 MN Interview
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Wind Power Advocate Interview: Lisa Daniels, Windustry
6/12/2013 News
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Wind Power Development's Economic Impact on Rural Communities
8/12/2011 News
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Wind Power has the Ability to Maintain Rural Communities
7/24/2012 News
Small Wind
Econ. Dev.
Wind Power Use No-Brainer for Hotel Owner
4/27/2010 IN News
Econ. Dev.
Wind Powering America's Wind Resource Maps Help Launch Indiana's Wind Development: A Wind Powering America Success Story
KS Web Resource
Tool
Econ. Dev.
Wind Resource Maps of Kansas Counties with Community Wind Potential
5/26/2010 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Wind Turbine Manufacturers in the U.S.: Locations and Local Impacts
5/1/2009 KS Agricultural
Schools
Small Wind
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Working to Overcome Barriers to Meeting 20% U.S. Wind Vision
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
2/16/2011 WY News
Econ. Dev.
Wyoming Editorial: Wind Tower Plant Will Be Great Addition

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.