Geographic Information Systems in Support of Wind Energy Activities at NREL: Preprint

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The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) uses Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to further the development of wind energy resources in support of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Wind Energy Program and its Wind Powering America Initiative. Some of the elements of NREL's GIS data used in wind energy activities include wind measurement sites, transmission lines, federal facility information, and modeled wind resources. More complex GIS analyses can define relationships among the mapped wind energy resources, potential energy load characterization, and utility integration problems. A GIS is an outstanding tool for wind energy activities because data can be readily updated ... continued below

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Heimiller, D. M. & Haymes, S. R. September 18, 2001.

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The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) uses Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to further the development of wind energy resources in support of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Wind Energy Program and its Wind Powering America Initiative. Some of the elements of NREL's GIS data used in wind energy activities include wind measurement sites, transmission lines, federal facility information, and modeled wind resources. More complex GIS analyses can define relationships among the mapped wind energy resources, potential energy load characterization, and utility integration problems. A GIS is an outstanding tool for wind energy activities because data can be readily updated and the results of the GIS analyses can be expressed as charts, tables, and maps. These outputs are in digital formats that allow the results of GIS analyses to be quickly and efficiently distributed to the wind energy industry.

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  • 39th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Reno, NV (US), 01/08/2001--01/11/2001

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  • Report No.: NREL/CP-500-29164
  • Grant Number: AC36-99GO10337
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 787978
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc715832

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Heimiller, D. M. & Haymes, S. R. Geographic Information Systems in Support of Wind Energy Activities at NREL: Preprint, article, September 18, 2001; Golden, Colorado. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc715832/: accessed September 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.