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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
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
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
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
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
3/22/2007 News
Agricultural
Small Wind
Econ. Dev.
2007 Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) Inviting Applications for Renewable Energy Systems and Energy Efficiency Improvements Grants and Guaranteed Loans

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.