Napaskiak’s wind resource is marginal as wind power class 2 (on a scale of 1 to 7). This contrasts with the Class 4 wind resource measured on the hill behind neighboring Napakiak, across the Kuskokwim River. This lower wind resource is due to Napaskiak’s low elevation location on the south bank of the Kuskokwim River. […]


Napakiak’s wind resource is very good as wind power class 4 (on a scale of 1 to 7) with excellent characteristics for wind power development. Note that although the village of Napakiak itself is not particularly windy given its location on the banks of the Kuskokwim River, the prospective wind power site (and site of […]


The Chefornak wind resource is outstanding as wind power class 6 (on a scale of 1 to 7) and presents ideal characteristics for wind power generation. With community assistance and support, V3 Energy installed a met tower in 2012 near the Kinia River on the east side of the village. Difficult access to this location […]


Alaska Village Electric Cooperative (AVEC) constructed a wind power project in the village of Emmonak in 2010 that is comprised of six Northwind 100 B model turbines for 600 kW of installed wind turbine capacity, an electrical intertie to the nearby village of Alakanuk, and a control system to integrate the turbines to the existing […]

Mountain Village

The wind resource measured at the Mountain Village met tower site is very good with measured wind power class 5 (excellent).  In addition to high average wind speeds and high wind power density, the site experiences very low turbulence and low extreme wind speed probability.  Its location on a high exposed plateau above the Yukon […]


The proposed Eek wind project site is located on the old runway, preferably on the north side to avoid downwind turbulence from the very high GCI communication tower located on the apron of the old airport. A met tower was installed on the north end of the old runway in 2012 and was operational through […]


The proposed Marshall wind project site is located approximately one kilometer east of the village, just north of the airport access road and west of the spur road to Pilcher Mountain. The site was identified during a reconnaissance visit in 2007 as particularly suitable for wind power development. A met tower was installed at the […]

Saint Mary’s

Saint Mary’s, Alaska is the largest village on the lower Yukon River and a high priority wind power project site for Alaska Village Electric Cooperative (AVEC). Two wind power sites in or near Saint Mary’s have been monitored: the “Pitka’s Point Site” adjacent to the rock quarry between the village and the airport, and the […]


Nightmute has an outstanding wind resource for wind power development, characterized by a high average wind speed, high wind power class, and low turbulence. Nightmute’s wind resource is higher than other wind resources measured in the area, perhaps due to funneling of winds around the very high (839 ft elevation) Toksook hill immediately north and […]


Following a met tower wind study in Mekoryuk from 2005 to 2007 and subsequent feasibility analysis by GEC, two Northern Power Systems Northwind 100 A model wind turbines at 32 meter hub heights were installed in 2010, though not placed into operational status until 2011 following completion of a new automated power-generation control module. Between […]