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 site in Manokotak, might yield a better wind resource. Viability for wind power development, though, depends on the price of electricity, so given the high cost of diesel fuel and hence electrical power in Manokotak and despite the lower than desired wind resource, a wind power project may still make good sense for the community. An economic analysis of this question, however, was not within the scope of this study.

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