The wind resource measured in Wainwright is very good, with measured high wind power class 4 to low wind power class 5 (on a scale of 1 to 7). In addition to strong average wind speeds and wind power density, the site experiences highly directional prevailing winds, low turbulence and calculations indicate low extreme wind speed probability.
V3 Energy LLC prepared a feasibility study for Wainwright in December 2011. The study concludes that the technical and economic prospects of wind power to supplement the diesel power plant are excellent. Two candidate sites were presented, one between the coast and the tank farm and the other north of the village, near the landfill. Two wind turbine options were considered, the 100 kW Northwind 100 and the larger 225 kW Aeronautica AW29-225.