Wind Energy in Alaska
Find wind data and information in Alaska, including maps, capacity, ordinances, and more in these areas:
Capacity & Generation
Installed Capacity 64 MW Source: American Clean Power Association
MW Under Construction 0 MW Source: American Wind Energy Association Market ReportSource: U.S. Energy Information Administration's Open Data API, Electricity Net Generation.
U.S. Wind Turbine Database
The United States Wind Turbine Database (USWTDB) provides the locations of land-based and offshore wind turbines in the United States, corresponding wind project information, and turbine technical specifications. The creation of this database was jointly funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Wind Energy Technologies Office via the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Electricity Markets and Policy Group, the U.S. Geological Survey Energy Resources Program, and the American Wind Energy Association.
Wind Education & Training
Career training and projects at schools in Alaska.
Wind for Schools Project Locations
Policies & Incentives
4 local wind energy ordinances
View current Alaska renewable energy incentives on the DSIRE website.
Renewable Portfolio Standard
There are no Renewable Portfolio Standards for Alaska.
AK Cities with 100% Renewable Energy Commitments
- Kodiak Island - Powered by 100% renewable electricity as of 2012
WETO R&D Projects
To view a list of wind research and development projects in Alaska funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind Energy Technologies Office, visit the Wind R&D Projects Map and select Alaska from the dropdown menu.
Wind Turbine Component Manufacturers
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s Wind Prospector tool is a web-based Geographical Information System that supports resource assessment and data exploration for wind development. Wind Prospector includes a data layer dedicated to the locations of U.S. wind turbine and component manufacturing and supply chain facilities. Corporate headquarters, service facilities, material suppliers, R&D and logistics centers, and smaller component manufacturers (e.g., bolt manufacturers) are not included. The list of facilities included is not intended to be exhaustive.
Alaska Offices & Organizations
The 25x’25 Alliance is dedicated to securing 25% of the nation’s energy needs from renewable sources by the year 2025.
The Alaska Center for Energy and Power, based at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, is dedicated to applied energy research and testing focused on lowering the cost of energy throughout Alaska and developing economic opportunities for the state, its residents, and its industries. The Alaska Center for Energy and Power houses the Power Systems Integration Program, which works to optimize diesel-renewable hybrid energy systems for islanded electric microgrids.
This site provides wind maps, case studies, anemometer information, and publications. The Alaska Energy Authority publishes Energy Savers Tips for Alaska.
Clean Energy Group is a leading national, nonprofit organization working on innovative policy, technology, and finance programs in the areas of clean energy and climate change. The group's projects concentrate on climate and clean energy issues at the state, national, and international levels and include stakeholders from governments and the private and nonprofit sectors. Clean Energy Group assists states to create and implement innovative practices and public funding programs for clean energy project deployment; creates networks of U.S. and international policy makers to address climate stabilization strategies; and advances effective distributed innovation theories, finance, and commercialization tools for new climate technologies.
Renewable Energy Alaska Project is a coalition of large and small Alaska utilities; businesses; conservation and consumer groups; Alaska Native organizations; and municipal, state, and federal entities with an interest in developing Alaska’s vast renewable energy resources. Renewable Energy Alaska Project publishes the Renewable Energy Atlas of Alaska.