EERE Success Story: Resource Centers Support Wind Energy Opportunities for Rural Utah

Aug. 9, 2017

As part of American Wind Energy Week 2017, the U.S. Department of Energy highlights accomplishments of the Wind Energy Technologies Office’s Regional Resource Centers. The Four Corners Wind Resource Center worked with county officials in Utah for more than a year to ensure that local stakeholders have the information they need to address wind energy development within the scope of their resource management plans. The Four Corners Wind Resource Center provided background on wind energy and guidance language regarding wind resources, technology advancements, and development that all of Utah’s 29 counties, as well as seven multi-county associations and the Utah Association of Counties, could use to ensure that those unfamiliar with wind energy would have current information and appropriate language to meet Utah’s renewable energy target.