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Wind Power. By: Greg Fisher. Turbine. Wind turns propellers surrounding a rotor. Rotor spins a generator to create electricity. Uses. Electricity grid 1 MW Single home or building 5-15 KW rating for home. . Wind Power Maps. Darker areas indicate more wind.

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wind power

Wind Power

By: Greg Fisher

turbine
Turbine
  • Wind turns propellers surrounding a rotor.
  • Rotor spins a generator to create electricity
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Uses
  • Electricity grid
    • 1 MW
  • Single home or building
    • 5-15 KW rating for home.
wind power maps
Wind Power Maps

Darker areas indicate more wind

choice energy wind power
Choice Energy Wind power
  • Started by Columbia River PUD
  • Purchase electricity from wind power
  • Supports future renewable energy development
klondike
Klondike
  • 16 1.5 MW turbines
  • Enough to power 6,126 homes
condon
Condon
  • 83 600 kW turbines
  • Enough to power 10,513 homes
stateline
Stateline
  • 399 660 kW turbines
  • Enough to power 26,500 homes
hydro and wind balance
Hydro and Wind Balance
  • Existence of dams creates logistical issues
  • Dams are reliable
  • Wind storms cause excess wind energy
  • Divert water around dams.
impacts on fish
Impacts on Fish
  • Wind storm create electricity surge
  • Dams forced to reroute water in a harmful way to fish
impacts on bats
Impacts on Bats
  • Barotrauma is deadly to bats
  • Deadlier to bats than birds
impact on birds
Impact on Birds
  • Very limited
  • Millions killed by house cats per year
  • Only thousands per year by turbines
future of wind energy
Future of Wind Energy
  • North Dakota and Texas have greatest potential
  • Washington is nearing max with potential capacity at 3740 MW and current capacity at 1575.38 MW
existing wind power
Existing Wind power
  • Texas is in the lead
  • 8361.18 MW currently
  • 1095.55 MW in production
  • 136,100 MW potential
costs
Costs
  • Wind: 5-6.4 cents per kWh*
  • Hydro: 4-4.5 cents per kWh
  • Geo: 3.3-3.9 cents per kWh*
  • Nuclear: 4 cents per kWh
  • Coal: 2.6 cents per kWh
  • * taken from geothermal power website
a few references
A few references
  • http://www.awea.org/projects/
  • http://www1.eere.energy.gov/windandhydro/wind_animation.html
  • http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/environment/article4608418.ece
  • http://www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2009/07/wind_power_throws_a_curve_at_t.html
  • http://heraldnet.com/article/20090727/NEWS03/707279952
  • http://www.windpowermaps.org/windmaps/windmaps.asp
  • http://www.crpud.net/residential/choiceenergy