Wind GIS Data Resource

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There is a clearinghouse for finding GIS wind related data that was launched this past March.  Dale Kaiser, Climatologist and WENDI Gateway Project Manager, explains the site in an email:

In support of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Office, DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has launched the Wind ENergy Data & Information (WENDI) Gateway. The WENDI Gateway is intended to serve a broad range of wind-energy stakeholders by providing easy access to a large amount of wind energy-related data and information through its two main interfaces: the Wind Energy Metadata Clearinghouse and the Wind Energy Geographic Information System (WindGIS).

The Metadata Clearinghouse is a powerful, customized search tool for discovering, accessing, and sharing wind energy-related data and information. Its database of metadata records points users to a diverse array of wind energy-related resources:  from technical and scientific journal articles to mass media news stories; from annual government and industry reports to downloadable datasets, and much more.

Through the WindGIS, users can simultaneously visualize a wide spectrum of United States wind energy-related spatial data, including wind energy power plant locations; wind resource maps; state-level installed wind capacity, generation, and renewable portfolio standards; electric transmission lines; transportation infrastructure; interconnection standards; land ownership, designation, and usage; and various ecological data layers.  In addition, WindGIS allows users to download much of the data behind the layers.

Our group at ORNL hopes you will find the WENDI Gateway useful and welcomes your feedback via links found on the website.


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