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Wind: General Information

Web sites with useful generic information about wind energy development.

Follow the links below to learn more about wind energy and ongoing planning efforts related to wind energy development.

Native American Wind Resource Atlas

The U.S. Department of the Interior's Division of Energy and Minerals Development has developed the Native American Wind Resource Atlas providing wind energy resource maps for individual reservations in several states.

DOE Tribal Energy Development Guide

DOE's Tribal Energy Development Guide provides a variety of information that tribes can use to achieve tribal energy goals, including a process of strategic energy planning for tribes interested in improving their energy security, sovereignty and local economy; and information on fossil and renewable energy sources, transmission and grid connection, and energy efficiency. The program's Tribal Wind Energy Resources page provides maps showing wind resources in the vicinity of individual reservations, searchable by state.

Tribal Energy Development Template

The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma has developed a Tribal Energy Development Primer providing information about energy development on tribal lands, including overviews of both renewable and traditional energy resources; information on infrastructure planning, guidance on assessing environmental and cultural resource issues; guidance on assessing market potential, suitable business structures, and financing options; and a discussion of developing tribal capacity and Tribal Energy Resource Agreements. Development of this document was supported by the DOI's Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development.

Wind Powering America Program

DOE's Wind Powering America Program provides information about wind energy resource distribution; state and regional wind energy development initiatives; and policy, economic development, and siting issues. Wind Powering America includes a Wind Power for Native Americans program and a Wind for Schools program.

Renewable Energy Atlas of the West

The Renewable Energy Atlas of the West includes interactive maps of solar, wind, geothermal, and biomass resources in the western U.S.

Intertribal Council on Utility Policy

The Intertribal Council on Utility Policy (ICOUP) provides a forum for discussion of utility development issues, including policy analysis and recommendations and technical workshops, with an emphasis on wind energy development.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) conducts research and development activities related to renewable fuels and electricity, and its Web site provides information about wind energy resources and technologies.