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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Onshore industrial wind turbine locations for the United States up to March 2014

Outside Publication: Nature Journal
Wind energy is a rapidly growing form of renewable energy in the United States. While summary information on the total amounts of installed capacity are available by state, a free, centralized, national, turbine-level, geospatial dataset useful for scientific research, land and resource management, and other uses did not exist...
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Categories: All, Other Energy, Wind


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Onshore Industrial Wind Turbine Locations for the United States through July 2013

Revised May 4, 2015

USGS Publication: Data Series 817
The wind turbine dataset was updated as follows: It now includes new turbines listed in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Obstacle Repository System (ORS) Digital Obstacle File (DOF) through March 2, 2014. This is 171 new turbines and over 1000 updated ORS numbers...


Thursday, May 14, 2015

Preliminary Wind Energy Impacts Assessment Methodology Released

USGS Technical Release

USGS has released a preliminary methodology to assess the population level impacts of onshore wind energy development on birds and bats.


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

USGS Releases First-Ever National Wind Turbine Map & Database

Press Release & Publication 
In response to the Department of Interior’s Powering Our Future initiative, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has begun investigating how to assess the impacts of wind energy development on wildlife at a national scale.


Thursday, August 08, 2013

Locations and Attributes of Wind Turbines in New Mexico, 2011

Publication: Data Series
This dataset represents an update to USGS Data Series 596. Locations and attributes of wind turbines in New Mexico, 2009 (available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/596/). This updated New Mexico wind turbine Data Series provides geospatial data for all 562 wind turbines established within the State of New Mexico as of June 2011, an increase of 155 wind turbines from 2009.


Thursday, August 08, 2013

Locations and Attributes of Wind Turbines in Colorado, 2011

USGS Publication: Data Series 782
This dataset represents an update to USGS Data Series 597. Locations and attributes of wind turbines in Colorado, 2009 (available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/597/). This updated Colorado wind turbine Data Series provides geospatial data for all 1,204 wind turbines established within the State of Colorado as of September 2011, an increase of 297 wind turbines from 2009.


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Energy Map of Southwestern Wyoming, Part A

Coal and Wind

Technical Announcement & Publication
Land and resource managers now have a comprehensive new map of coal and wind energy resources information for southwestern Wyoming. This map has been released by the U.S. Geological Survey and the Wyoming State Geological Survey, as Part A of a two part energy map and data series. 


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