Point Hope

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, all of which are highly desirable for wind […]


The wind resource measured in Wainwright is excellent, with measured wind power high class 4 to low 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, all […]


The wind resource measured to date in Atqasuk appears to be promising for wind power development, but winter data recovery was very poor. Wind power class 3 (fair) is calculated but that with only one year of data characterized by poor winter data recovery, that classification may well be in error. With respect to other […]

Anaktuvuk Pass

The wind resource measured in Anaktuvuk Pass is somewhat low by some standards of wind power development with projected wind power class 2 (marginal). But, the viability of wind power in a remote community is primarily dependent on the cost of fuel for electricity generation. Given the very high cost of diesel fuel in Anaktuvuk […]


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 […]


In 2009, V3 Energy, LLC installed an AEA-owned 30 meter met tower for Ionia community (www.ionia.org) on their property near Kasilof. Although the met tower was in a broad, open field near Ionia’s community center, the surrounding forest cover significantly slows Cook Inlet winds and creates turbulent conditions, resulting in a marginal wind resource at […]

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) […]

Old Harbor

The Old Harbor met tower site is located on a small peninsula of Sitkalidak Island approximately one mile ESE across Sitkalidak Strait from the main part of the village of Old Harbor. This site was selected based on a desire to not interfere with the aircraft traffic pattern at the airport and yet be developable […]