U.S. Wind Turbine Database: Data and Online Viewer

April 23, 2018

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) have teamed up to release of the United States Wind Turbine Database (USWTDB) and the USWTDB Viewer to access this new public dataset. This exciting new database is made possible through support from the U.S. Department of Energy, the USGS Energy Resources Program, and AWEA.

The USWTDB is a comprehensive dataset of U.S. wind turbine locations and characteristics that is easily accessible, more accurate, and updated more often than existing wind turbine datasets. This dataset and its associated viewer allows federal agencies to share data to properly develop and plan around wind projects. The availability of these data are crucial to planning for government agencies, as well as other researchers. 

The webinar will describe the data sources for the USWTDB, how it was put together, and how it will be continually updated in the future. As well, attendees will be shown a live-action display of the USWTDB online viewer and it features.