The state of Utah became involved in the WPA program in 2001 when the Utah Department of Natural Resources Energy Office and others began forming a Utah State Wind Working Group. Utah's involvement with WPA progressed quickly and anemometers from the loan program were installed at various locations throughout the state.
These anemometers provide some of the data that is available through this website. This information can be used for correlation with existing wind maps, validation of those maps, and will be used to promote wind energy development in Utah and surrounding states. Public interest in wind power in Utah is growing through the involvement in these programs.
This all sites summary (27 KB PDF) will give you a comparison of wind speed averages for all the Idaho locations in the program.
Wind data is available for each site where an anemometer loan program tower is installed. To view the information and data for a Utah site, click on that site in the map below.
This wind data is being shared by the INL as public information collected through the Department of Energy's Wind Powering America program. No claims are made as to the complete accuracy of this information, and any misuse of this information is not the responsibility of the INL or DOE.
INL provides free wind data assistance as part of this federal government-funded program. All participants in the INL-WPA program agreed to allow the collected wind data to be publicly posted and shared.