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 […]


Shaktoolik has a very good Class 4 wind resource with a mean annual wind speed of 6.38 m/s at the 30 meter level, high wind power density due to cold temperatures, and very low turbulence.  In 2011 Alaska Village Electric Cooperative installed two Northern Power Systems 100 kW Northwind 100-21 wind turbines on the old […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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Chevak has an outstanding wind resource for wind power development. Not only does the site rate as Class 6 (of seven designated classes of wind), the winds are relatively directional and low turbulence. Besides logistics and construction issues, the one significant challenge to installing wind turbines in Chevak is the permafrost soils at the designated […]

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 […]


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 […]