Egegik has a superior wind resource (wind power Class 5 of 7) and at first glance excellent potential for wind power, but it is a small community with low electric load demand during autumn, winter and spring when the Coffee Point Seafoods fish processing plant is not operating. The community is experiencing a decline of […]

Cold Bay

Cold Bay has a superb Class 7 wind resource (on a scale of 1 to 7) with a low percentage of time with calm winds and only moderate turbulence. Extreme wind probability is somewhat high but typical of the Aleutian Islands. The met tower was located at an excellent location for wind power development but […]


Kodiak Electric Utility (KEA) operates a state-of-the-art hydroelectric-wind-diesel power system that is an outstanding success and a worldwide model of renewable energy production in an isolated grid.  In 2009, KEA installed three 1.5 MW General Electric wind turbines on Pillar Mountain in Phase I of their project.  This was followed in 2012 with installation of […]


Shemya has a superb 7 (on a scale of 1 to 7) wind resource and possibly acceptable extreme wind behavior for wind power development to supply renewable energy to Eareckson Air Force Station, but the analyses were from weather station data, which is difficult to interpret for extreme wind probability. Weather station data also does […]

False Pass

The wind resource in False Pass is generally very good, but the relatively high mean annual wind speed is tempered by high turbulence, a consequent perhaps of the met tower location near a high escarpment, but undoubtedly reflective also of the complex topography of the False Pass area and the generally high and chaotic winds […]

Nelson Lagoon

The Nelson Lagoon wind resource is outstanding and highly suitable for wind power development, but U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service concerns regarding impact to avian species frequenting the nearby Alaska Peninsula National Wildlife Refuge may limit wind turbine options for the community. The solar resource is fair to moderate, which reflects Nelson Lagoon’s frequently cloudy […]

St. George

The wind turbine site on St. George Island, located between the airport and the village, exhibits an exceptionally strong Class 7 (on a scale of 1 to 7) wind resource. One remanufactured 95 kW Windmatic wind turbine was installed in 2014 and is operational. This turbine connects to the St. George electrical grid and comprises […]

Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson

V3 Energy, LLC was contracted by Battelle’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Washington to measure the wind resource at Site Summit (location of the Cold War Nike Missile radar complex) in the Chugach mountains between Anchorage and Eagle River, near Arctic Valley Ski Area. The project included installation of a 10-meter met tower, wind […]

Nunam Iqua

Nunam Iqua has an excellent Class 4 (on a scale of 1 to 7) wind resource for wind power development with low turbulence and highly directional winds. Wind power appears to be the most viable renewable energy resource for the community to reduce dependence on fossil fuel for energy generation and heat, especially if constructed […]

Scammon Bay

Scammon Bay has an excellent, but challenging, wind resource for wind power development. Wind behavior at initial site of interest demonstrates ideal characteristics for wind power, except for significant winter time icing detected in the data. This icing may result in wind turbine energy production loss. Further met tower testing at a lower site nearer […]