Naknek – Cape Suwarof

The wind resource at proposed Cape Suwarof wind power site in Naknek shows very good potential for wind energy development as a high Class 4 (near Class 5) wind power class resource with excellent turbulence behavior. Note that the measured wind power class is higher than predicted by the Alaska Wind Resource Map (see below) […]

Manokotak

The wind resource at the proposed wind power site in Manokotak shows fair potential for wind energy development as a mid-Class 2 wind power resource with good turbulence behavior. This is a bit lower than expected and it had been thought that the site, chosen with considerable care as the most promising developable wind power […]

Togiak

Togiak’s winds are possibly lighter than expected given its geographic location on the Bering Sea coast. This may be due to the met tower site location well down on the northeast side of the hill that comprises the Togiak Heights subdivision. Possibly more exposed locations in Togiak would experience higher wind speeds, but it should […]

Dillingham – Kanakanak

Winds measured in Dillingham were consistent with the State wind resource map and are sufficient for wind power development in the community. Because of the proximity of forest to the wind test site, the wind shear and turbulence were higher than seen in other Bristol Bay region communities. Because a successful wind power project has […]

Perryville

The wind resource study in Perryville defied expectations of measuring exceptionally strong winds. It appears that local geographic features shield the test site and the nearby village from the ferocious winds common to the southern Alaska Peninsula coast. Even so, the community installed ten 3.7 kW Skystream wind turbines in 2008 and have been operating […]

New Stuyahok

New Stuyahok has fair to good potential for wind power development, provided a suitable wind turbine site can be identified. Two met towers have been installed in New Stuyahok, the first from 2004 to 2007 in a meadow near the apron of the old airport, and the second from 2012 to 2014 at the north […]

Naknek – Landfill Area

The measured wind resource in Naknek showed good potential for wind energy development as a mid-Class 3 wind power class and excellent turbulence behavior. The monitored site, near the borough landfill, does exhibit more wind shear than desirable, necessitating tall turbine towers, and in other respects may not be desirable to develop, but there is […]

Koliganek

The wind resource study in Koliganek indicates good potential for the development of wind power to augment the village’s diesel power supply. One excellent advantage for the village is availability of the old airstrip where the meteorological test tower had been located. Because the village and surrounding area is comprised of permafrost soils where foundations […]

Kokhanok

The wind resource in Kokhanok is superb by any measure – the winds are steady, smooth, low shear, highly directional and high power class. The selected wind site, near the tip of the spit of land jutting into Lake Iliamna (see photo above) is ideal for wind turbine installations as it is relatively far from […]

Dillingham – Woodriver Road

Winds measured in Dillingham were consistent with the State wind resource map and are accept-able for wind power development in the community. Because of the structural mass and complexity of the State EMS tower used as the test platform, the wind shear and turbulence were higher than is likely true. Because a successful wind power […]