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Upper Great Plains Wind Energy PEIS Links

Web resources related to the Upper Great Plains Wind Energy Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS).

The Web sites listed below provide valuable information relating to the Upper Great Plains Wind Energy PEIS. Click a link category from the list below to view links to wind and electric transmission organizations and resources.


Agency Links

Western Area Power Administration Links

Western Area Power Administration markets and delivers cost-based hydroelectric power and related services within a 15-state region of the central and western U.S.

Western Area Power Administration Upper Great Plains (UGP) Region is one of four regions within Western's jurisdiction.


U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Links

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service conserves, protects, and enhances fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.

The Service's Region 6, the Mountain-Prairie Region, includes an 8-state area including Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Wind Energy Page presents information about the Service's wind energy policies and activities.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory Committee advises the Secretary of the Interior on developing effective measures to avoid or minimize impacts to wildlife and their habitats related to land-based wind energy facilities.


Cooperating Agencies Links

The USDA Rural Utilities Service helps rural utilities expand and keep their technology up to date.


Other Department of Energy (DOE) and National Laboratories Links

DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Wind Program works with wind industry partners to develop wind energy technologies.

U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration (EIA) provides energy data, forecasts, and analyses. The EIA Web site has a glossary of energy-related terms.

Other EIA resources include:

EIA Wind Energy Web page
EIA Energy Kids Wind Energy Web page


Wind Powering America is a U.S. government initiative to increase the use of wind energy in the United States. Includes ""What is Wind Power?"" page, "Wind Power for Native Americans" page and "U.S. Installed Wind Capacity" page.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory "Wind Energy Basics"
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is the nation's primary laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development. The Wind Energy Basics site provides overviews of wind turbines and other wind energy topics.

NREL Wind Research
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is the nation's primary laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development.

The National Wind Technology Center researchers work with members of the wind energy industry to advance wind power technologies through research and development of wind turbine designs.

Sandia National Laboratory Wind Energy Technology
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) conducts applied wind energy research aimed to increase the viability of wind technology by improving wind turbine performance, reliability, and reducing cost of energy.


State Wind Activities Links

The Wind Powering America Web Site includes state wind activity pages, including states included in the Upper Great Plains Region:


Wind Organizations and Industry Group Links

The American Wind Energy Association is a national trade association that represents wind power plant developers, wind turbine manufacturers, utilities, consultants, insurers, financiers, researchers, and others involved in the wind industry.

The National Wind Coordinating Committee identifies issues that affect the use of wind power, establishes dialogues among key stakeholders, and catalyzes appropriate activities to support the development of wind power.

The Utility Wind Interest Group is a non-profit corporation whose mission is to accelerate the appropriate integration of wind power into the electric system.

Public Renewables Partnership
The Public Renewables Partnership is an initiative dedicated to enabling public organizations, co-operatives, and Tribal utility authorities to effectively integrate renewable energy into their power portfolios and business strategies.

Bats and Wind Energy Cooperative (BWEC) is an alliance of state and federal agencies, private industry, academic institutions, and non-governmental organizations that cooperates to develop solutions to minimize or, where possible, prevent mortality of bats at wind power turbines.


Other Wind Energy Resources

The Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy is a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility, and selected federal incentives that promote renewable energy.

WindPower Monthly is a wind energy news magazine that includes articles on political, industrial, environmental, and technical developments in the global wind energy arena.


Electric Transmission Links

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is an independent agency that regulates the interstate transmission of electricity, natural gas, and oil.

The North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC) works to ensure that the bulk electric system in North America is reliable, adequate, and secure.