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Wind Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy has determined that West Virginia has significant wind development opportunities.

Wind maps

Statewide wind maps available through the W.Va. Division of Energy provide estimates on wind power and wind speed. Wind speed is measured at 30, 50, 70 and 100 meters from ground level. The wind power map characterizes the wind class regions in West Virginia. Typically areas above class five have adequate wind for commercial development.

The state of West Virginia proposes to continue promotion of wind power to industry and the public with continued public meetings and promotional materials. For more information, call (800) 982-3386 or (304) 558-2234.

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Windmill Power Statistics