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Wind Resource Information

Photo of five wind turbines at the Nine Canyon Wind Project.

The Nine Canyon Wind Project in Benton County, Washington, includes 37 wind turbines and 48 MW of capacity.

Detailed wind resource information can be found on NREL's Wind Research website. This site provides access to state and international wind resource maps.

Wind Integration Datasets are provided to help energy professionals perform wind integration studies and estimate power production from hypothetical wind plants.

Wind resource maps are also available from the NREL Dynamic Maps, GIS Data, and Analysis Tools Web site.

The RReDC offers two archived reports Meteorological Field Measurements at Potential and Actual Wind Turbine Sites (September 1982) and a Wind Energy Resource Atlas of the United States (October 1986) as legacy items.