Wind Economic Development Resources and Tools
This page lists wind-related economic development resources and tools such as publications, Web resources, and news.
Type of Information
8/31/2006 UT Publication
An Analysis of the Economic Impact on Box Elder County, Utah, from the Development of Wind Power Plants
Poster: JEDI II: Jobs and Economic Development Impacts from Coal, Natural Gas, and Wind Power
5/8/2006 UT News
Utah State University/Department of Energy Study Projects Economic Impact of Wind Power Development in Utah County
5/1/2006 UT Publication
An Analysis of the Economic Impact on Utah County, Utah from the Development of Wind Power Plants
Comparing Statewide Economic Impacts of New Generation from Wind, Coal, and Natural Gas in Arizona, Colorado, and Michigan
4/7/2006 PA News
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
4/6/2006 MI News
Econ. Dev. Policy Michigan: State Energy Plan to Outline Path to Affordable, Reliable Electricity
Econ. Dev. The Wind/Water Nexus
3/22/2006 MT News
Econ. Dev. National Association of Counties (NACo) honors Cascade County as a national leader in creating sustainable communities
1/31/2006 MO News
Public Power Econ. Dev. Wind Energy Comes to Missouri
12/1/2005 NM News
Video Econ. Dev.
Governor Bill Richardson's Commercial on Renewable Energy and Economic Development
12/1/2005 CO Publication
Econ. Dev. Handbook on Renewable Energy Financing for Rural Colorado
8/11/2005 TX Web Resource
Drive a Wind Power Trail Tour through Texas and Oklahoma
1/1/2005 MN Interview
Econ. Dev. Wind Power Advocate Interview: Lisa Daniels, Windustry
9/1/2004 MO News
Public Power Small Wind Econ. Dev. Policy Rediscovering The Wind
Analysis: Economic Impacts of Wind Applications in Rural Communities
Econ. Dev. America's Schools Use Wind Energy to Further Their Goals
7/9/2004 VT News
Video Econ. Dev.
WCAX Burlington, VT, profiles a story on KidWind Workshops
Wind Energy for Rural Economic Development
10/31/2002 SD Publication
Job Jolt: The Economic Impacts of Repowering the Midwest: The Clean Energy Development Plan for the Heartland
MI Web Resource
Michigan Agency for Energy
Econ. Dev. John Deere Wind Energy
Econ. Dev. Small Wind Economic Model
KS Web Resource
Tool Econ. Dev.
Wind Resource Maps of Kansas Counties with Community Wind Potential Software
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.
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.