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Wind Energy Links

Use the links on this page to access resources on wind energy and wind energy development.

The web sites listed below provide valuable information about wind energy and wind energy development.

American Wind Energy Association

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) promotes wind energy as a clean source of electricity for consumers around the world. AWEA is a national trade association that represents wind power plant developers, wind turbine manufacturers, utilities, consultants, insurers, financiers, researchers, and others involved in the wind industry.

Bonneville Power Administration

The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) sells wholesale power mainly to public utilities in the Northwest, which in turn retail it to farms, businesses and homes. BPA’s Wind Power page provides information about the wind power component of the agency’s program.

Bureau of Land Management Lands and Realty Group Wind Energy Page

The BLM Lands and Realty Group provides Bureau-wide leadership and guidance for implementing the authority of Section 302 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act to issue leases and permits for the use, occupancy, and development of the public lands, including wind energy development. The BLM Lands and Realty Group is preparing the Wind Energy Development Programmatic EIS. The Lands and Realty Group Wind Energy Page features links to a variety of wind-related sites and documents.

Danish Wind Industry Association

The Danish Wind Industry Association is an interest and industry association whose purpose is to promote wind energy at home and abroad.

Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy

The Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy (DSIRE) is a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility, and selected federal policies and incentives that promote renewable energy.

DOE Wind and Water Power Technologies Office

Through its Wind Program, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy leads national efforts to improve the performance, lower costs, and accelerate deployment of wind energy technologies both on land and offshore. WINDExchange is the DOE Wind Program’s platform for disseminating credible information about wind energy.

Fish and Wildlife Service Wind Energy Page

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Wind Energy Page presents information about FWS wind energy policies and activities.

National Wind Coordinating Committee

The National Wind Coordinating Collaborative (NWCC) identifies issues that affect the use of wind power, establishes dialogues among key stakeholders, and catalyzes appropriate activities to support the development of environmentally, economically, and politically sustainable commercial markets for wind power.

National Wind Technology Center

The National Wind Technology Center is a research facility managed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy. NWTC researchers work with members of the wind energy industry to advance wind power technologies that lower the cost of wind energy through research and development of state-of-the-art wind turbine designs.

Sandia National Laboratory Wind Energy Technology

Sandia National Laboratory conducts research in Wind Energy to increase the viability of wind technology.

Utility Variable-Generation Integration Group

The Utility Variable-Generation Integration Group (UVIG), formerly the Utility Wind Integration Group, has a mission to accelerate the development and application of good engineering and operational practices supporting the appropriate integration and reliable operation of variable generation on the electric power system.

Wind Energy in California

Information about Wind Energy in California is provided by the California Energy Commission.

WindPower Monthly

Windpower Monthly is a wind energy news magazine that includes articles on political, industrial, environmental, and technical developments in the global wind energy arena.