JEDI Wind Models

The Jobs and Economic Development Impacts (JEDI) Wind model allows the user to estimate economic development impacts from wind power generation projects. JEDI Wind has default information that can be used to run a generic impacts analysis assuming wind industry averages.

User Inputs

Model users are encouraged to enter as much project-specific data as possible, including these inputs:

  • Construction materials and labor costs
  • Turbine, tower, blade costs, and local content information
  • Utility interconnection, engineering, land easements, and permitting costs
  • Annual operating and maintenance costs (personnel, materials, and services)
  • Tax, land lease, and financing parameters

Download JEDI Wind Energy Models

JEDI Land-Based Wind Models

JEDI Offshore Wind Models

NREL is currently developing a reference guide for the JEDI Offshore Wind model. In the meantime, please email with any questions.

JEDI Distributed Wind Model

Using MS Excel 2007

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User Agreement

Your User Agreement can be found in the Excel spreadsheet in a separate tab. We do not share or make available any user information.

JEDI Wind Updates and Release Notes

NREL's JEDI team continues to update JEDI to provide user-friendly features and current information. Some of the model's categories have been re-labeled to reflect a more accurate description of these impacts and facilitate user interpretation of model results.

Results for jobs, earnings, and output during the construction period:

  • Project Development and On-site Labor (re-labeled from Direct)
  • Turbine and Supply Chain Impacts (re-labeled from Indirect)
  • Induced Impacts

Impacts during the operating periods:

  • On-site Labor (re-labeled from Direct)
  • Local Revenue and Supply Chain Impacts (re-labeled from Indirect)
  • Induced Impacts

Revision details are available in the JEDI Wind Release Notes.

Note: The JEDI OffShore Wind Model (rel. OSW08.19.16) model contains a circular reference. Model users must set Excel calculation options to "Automatic Workbook Calculation" and "Enable iterative calculation" must be checked, for this model to work properly.


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