Wind power in Nevada

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Nevada wind resources

The U.S. state of Nevada has limited potential capacity for onshore wind power generation, ranking 29th among the states. The NREL estimates[1] that the potential for 7.2 GW of wind generation capacity exists in Nevada, which could generate 17,709 GW·h per year (roughly 60% of the state's electric demand[2]).

As of 2016 Nevada has just 152 MW installed in one farm, the Spring Valley Wind project, which commenced operation in 2012.[3][4] Wind power was responsible for 0.9% of in-state electricity produced in 2016.

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  1. ^ Renewable Energy Technical Potential
  2. ^ "State Wind Energy Statistics: Nevada".
  3. ^ "Spring Valley Wind Farm celebrates opening". The Ely Times. August 9, 2012.
  4. ^ "Nevada Wind Energy" (PDF). U.S. Wind Energy State Facts. American Wind Energy Association. Retrieved 27 December 2017.

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