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Colorado Wind Power

by asdf Thu Sep 8th, 2005 at 02:02:52 AM EST

I was poking around and found a couple of interesting sites about wind power in the U.S.

First is this page showing the status of various projects across the country.
It says that the U.S. has almost 7 GW of installed wind power generation. I think the world total is around 48 GW.

Another interesting site is this one
which is the environmental impact statement for a proposed 130 MW (0.130 GW) wind farm in northeastern Colorado. It has a pretty good summary of what goes into the site approval process, with maps and pictures and stuff about disturbing native American sites.

Thanks for the info. One piece to add, Xcel Energy, the primary electricity provider in the Denver Metro area offers wind-generated electricity as an option to customers. Signing up for the program means the company is committing to a certain amount of their generating capacity to come from wind farms. As more people opt into the program Xcel will require more wind generation capacity in their system.

There is now one other company in this area that offers a wind power arrangement as well. In fact they (sorry, forgot the name) were providing the electric power for a Jam Band concert tour this past summer across the whole country.

Small rays of hope in the midst of dark times.

by US Blues on Thu Sep 8th, 2005 at 11:39:54 AM EST
Great chart on my state's wind power locations, thanks.

I "bought into" the Minnkota plant at Valley City some years back at the farmstead.

Now, again, I'm reminded to go check out the local manufacturing plant for the wind generators.

NVA, a viable option when the political process fails.

by NorthDakotaDemocrat (NorthDakotaDemocrat at gmail dot com) on Thu Sep 8th, 2005 at 07:41:40 PM EST
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