Village of Deering; D. Vaught photo

The wind resource measured in Deering is good at high wind power Class 3 with low turbulence conditions. Met tower placement was based on observations of wind patterns in Deering, the relatively high elevation of the site, and proximity to existing roads. The site is thought to have the best developable wind regime near Deering. Other locations near Deering, such as the summit plateau of the high, broad hill east of the village, are likely windier but development costs there would be very high.

A feasibility study completed in August 2011 examined wind power options for Deering with a phased approach recommendation where low penetration wind power is initially constructed with transition to medium to high penetration wind power within a few years.

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