Bill Willis WV wind 1162009

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West Virginia Wind Energy Potential Truewind Corporation – 2002


Operational Wind Projects (330 MW) Shell Wind Energy/Dominion/Nedpower (Mount Storm) 264 MW Florida Power and Light (WV Wind Energy Center) 66 MW Permitted wind projects (626 MW): Invenergy ( Beech Ridge) 186 MW US Wind Force (Mt. Storm) 150 MW AES Corp. (Laurel Mountain) 125 MW AES Corp. (New Creek) 165 MW Project before the WVPSC US Wind Force – (Pinnacle) 55 MW TOTAL OPERATIONAL, PERMITTED AND UNDER REVIEW 1,011 MW Wind Project Development in West Virginia, 2009

Two West Virginia awards by US DOE’s “20% Wind Energy by 2030”: 

Two West Virginia awards by US DOE’s “20% Wind Energy by 2030” To WVDOE, Marshall University and West Virginia University on overcoming West Virginia challenges, especially market impact issues (property values, siting and grid availability) and enhancing outreach and research activities through establishment of a Research Council To the Mountain Institute for reviewing barriers in the Appalachian Region such as land ownership, ecological/cultural factors, project scale, public policy and private business practices .

Some West Virginia wind issues and opportunities : 

Some West Virginia wind issues and opportunities Issues Environmental Community Transmission/connection Opportunities Impacts of RPS requirements Growth of small wind Surface mine site utilization


Questions? Bill Willis West Virginia Division of Energy 304-558-2234

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