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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
6/1/2004 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Wind Energy for Rural Economic Development
4/1/2006 Publication
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
The Wind/Water Nexus
9/1/2004 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Analysis: Economic Impacts of Wind Applications in Rural Communities
Web Resource
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
John Deere Wind Energy
10/31/2006 Publication
Public Lands
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Wind Energy Guide for County Commissioners
7/31/2007 Agricultural
Schools
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Wind Energy Brings Money to Rural Communities
9/14/2007 Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Wind Energy Projects: A Winning Situation for Local Economies
10/1/2007 Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Wind Energy Powering Homes, Rural Communities
12/17/2007 Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Wind Capacity Growing as Americans Embrace All the Energy Source Has to Offer
1/17/2008 Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
As Nation Embraces 25x'25 Vision, Wind Has Role To Play
1/31/2008 Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Surge in Installed Wind Power Capacity Benefiting Rural America
2/26/2008 Agricultural
Schools
Econ. Dev.
Community Wind a Big Opportunity for Rural America
4/14/2008 Agricultural
Schools
Econ. Dev.
The Power of Wind in Oil and Gas Country
5/1/2015 Publication
Econ. Dev.
2015 Annual Review on Renewable Energy and Jobs
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
4/24/2015 News
Econ. Dev.
Wind Industry Participates in Joining Forces Initiative
5/16/2013 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Understanding Renewable Energy Businesses: Aligning Renewable Energy Firms + Economic Developers
7/30/2015 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Estimating Renwable Energy Economic Potential in the United States: Methodology and Initial Results
8/5/2015 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Impacts of Wind Projects: Myths and Facts
4/1/2016 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Clean Jobs Midwest
3/28/2016 Publication
Econ. Dev.
E2: More than 2.5 Million Americans Work in the U.S. Clean Energy Industry
5/1/2016 News
Econ. Dev.
Energy and Commerce Departments Announce Lab Partnership Opportunities for U.S. Small Businesses and Manufacturers
5/18/2016 Publication
Small Wind
Econ. Dev.
Sustainable Manufacturing, Advanced Research and Technology (SMART) Wind Roadmap
5/25/2016 Publication
Econ. Dev.
IRENA Report: Renewable Energy Employs 8.1 Million People Worldwide
1/13/2014 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Potential Economic Impacts from Offshore Wind in the Great Lakes Region
1/13/2014 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Potential Economic Impacts from Offshore Wind in the Gulf of Mexico Region
1/13/2014 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Potential Economic Impacts from Offshore Wind in the Mid-Atlantic Region
3/26/2014 Publication
Econ. Dev.
The Statewide Economic Impact of Wind Energy Development in Oklahoma: An Input-Output Analysis by Parts Examination
5/5/2014 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Counting Jobs and Economic Impacts from Distributed Wind in the United States
5/5/2014 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Growing a Wind Workforce: The National Wind Energy Skills Assessment Report
5/11/2014 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Renewable Energy and Jobs: Annual Review 2014
6/13/2014 News
Agricultural
Small Wind
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Representatives Introduce Rural Wind Energy Development Act
8/11/2014 News
Public Power
Econ. Dev.
Renewable Northwest Releases New Energy Imbalance Market Outreach Materials
8/18/2014 News
Agricultural
Small Wind
Econ. Dev.
REAP Funding Update, Part II
5/13/2014 News
Small Wind
Econ. Dev.
DWEA Launches SMART Wind Consortium
1/23/2015 News
Econ. Dev.
DOE Creates Jobs Strategy Council
1/30/2015 News
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Wind Energy Development Beneficial to Rural Oklahoma Communities
2/11/2015 News
Tool
Econ. Dev.
New Model Demonstrates Offshore Wind Industry's Job Growth Potential
3/12/2015 News
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Siting
A Future for Wind Energy: Energy Department Releases Highly Anticipated Wind Vision Report
6/30/2013 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Wind Life Cycle Assessment Harmonization
7/11/2013 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Potential Economic Impacts from Offshore Wind in the Southeast Region
6/30/2013 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Jobs and Economic Development Impact (JEDI) Model: Offshore Wind User Reference Guide
7/22/2013 News
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Analyzing Economic Development Through Wind Power
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
8/12/2013 News
Econ. Dev.
Re-Powering a Wind Farm: Wind Powering America Lessons Learned
10/1/2013 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Transmission Line JEDI Model User Reference Guide
10/1/2013 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Renewable Energy in the 50 States: Midwestern Region
11/14/2013 News
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Wind Energy Forum Enhances Positives of Wind Production
9/30/2012 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Innovations in Voluntary Renewable Energy Procurement: Methods for Expanding Access and Lowering Cost for Communities, Governments, and Businesses
11/27/2012 Publication
Agricultural
Public Power
Schools
Econ. Dev.
Community Wind Benefits Fact Sheet
12/3/2012 News
Econ. Dev.
CEMEX Wind Turbine Project Case Study
12/17/2012 News
Schools
Econ. Dev.
Colorado's Huerfano County Welcomes Wind Energy Development: A Wind Powering America Success Story
12/20/2012 News
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Water Conservation Just One of Many Reasons to Support Wind Energy
9/23/2013 News
Tool
Econ. Dev.
System Advisor Model
1/31/2013 Publication
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Siting
Community Wind Myths Fact Sheet
3/25/2013 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Development from New Generation and Transmission in Wyoming and Colorado
3/25/2013 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Developing Renewable Energy Projects Larger than 10 MWs at Federal Facilities
4/22/2013 Publication
Econ. Dev.
2011 Cost of Wind Energy Review
5/20/2013 News
Web Resource
Tool
Econ. Dev.
NREL Launches Renewable Energy Optimization Tool Website
6/12/2013 News
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Wind Power Development's Economic Impact on Rural Communities

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.