The wind resource measured in Point Hope is outstanding, with measured wind power class 6 (on a scale of 1 to 7). In addition to high average wind speeds and high wind power density, very low turbulence was measured and calculations indicate low extreme wind speed probability, both of which are highly desirable for wind power development.
V3 Energy LLC wrote a wind power conceptual design report for Point Hope in December 2014 that explored several project site and wind turbine options for North Slope Borough and the residents of Point Hope to consider before the project moves into the design phase. The conceptual design report was an update to a feasibility study of Point Hope that V3 Energy LLC prepared for North Slope Borough in December 2011. Both studies conclude that the technical and economic prospects of wind power to supplement Point Hope’s diesel power plant are excellent and development is highly recommended.