Economic Development Impacts of Colorado's First 1,000 Megawatts of Wind Energy

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This fact sheet summarizes the findings of a report authored by Sandra Reategui and Suzanne Tegen of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). A confluence of events ignited soaring growth in the number of Colorado?s wind power installations in recent years, from 291 megawatts (MW) of nameplate capacity in 2006 to 1,067 MW (nameplate capacity) in 2007. Analyzing the economic impact of Colorado?s first 1,000 MW of wind energy development not only provides a summary of benefits now enjoyed by the state?s population, but it also provides a sense of the economic development opportunities associated with other new wind project ... continued below

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This fact sheet summarizes the findings of a report authored by Sandra Reategui and Suzanne Tegen of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). A confluence of events ignited soaring growth in the number of Colorado?s wind power installations in recent years, from 291 megawatts (MW) of nameplate capacity in 2006 to 1,067 MW (nameplate capacity) in 2007. Analyzing the economic impact of Colorado?s first 1,000 MW of wind energy development not only provides a summary of benefits now enjoyed by the state?s population, but it also provides a sense of the economic development opportunities associated with other new wind project scenarios, including the U.S. Department of Energy?s 20% Wind Energy by 2030 scenario. The analysis can be used by interested parties in other states as an example of the potential economic impacts if they were to adopt 1,000 MW of wind power development.

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  • Related Information: Wind Powering America Fact Sheet Series

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  • Report No.: DOE/GO-102009-2687
  • Grant Number: AC36-99-GO10337
  • DOI: 10.2172/945977 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 945977
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc897852

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Economic Development Impacts of Colorado's First 1,000 Megawatts of Wind Energy, report, January 1, 2009; Golden, Colorado. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc897852/: accessed October 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.