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United States Wind Turbine Database

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2018-07-11
Revision
2018-10-01
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2019-02-08

Citation

Hoen, B.D., Diffendorfer, J.E., Rand, J.T., Kramer, L.A., Garrity, C.P., and Hunt, H.E., 2019, United States Wind Turbine Database (ver. 1.3, February 2019): U.S. Geological Survey, American Wind Energy Association, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7TX3DN0.

Summary

This dataset provides locations and technical specifications of wind turbines in the United States, almost all of which are utility-scale. Utility-scale turbines are ones that generate power and feed it into the grid, supplying a utility with energy. They are usually much larger than turbines that would feed a homeowner or business. The regularly updated database has wind turbine records that have been collected, digitized, and locationally verified. Turbine data were gathered from the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Digital Obstacle File (DOF) and Obstruction Evaluation Airport Airspace Analysis (OE-AAA), the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), and the United States Geological [...]

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Purpose

The purpose of this information is to provide a regularly updated, publicly available, spatially referenced, national dataset made up almost entirely of utility-scale wind turbine locations and their technical specifications. An appropriate use of the data would be for scientific analysis, research or for general interest for the public. Identification of turbines that have been retrofitted, repowered, decommissioned, and/or removed is a continual ongoing effort; thus, the dataset may contain turbines that were previously verified and subsequently removed.

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Although this digital spatial database has been subjected to rigorous review and is substantially complete, it is released on the condition that neither the USGS, LBNL, AWEA nor the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any employees thereof, makes any warranty, expressed or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information contained within the database.
United States Wind Turbine Database
United States Wind Turbine Database

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This "United States Wind Turbine Database" was created from cooperative agreement and collaboration between the USGS, LBNL, and AWEA to compile and release these data. Previous Onshore Industrial Wind Turbine Locations for the United States data releases (2013 and 2014), as noted in the associated item were not part of that agreement. This data has improved AWEA and LBNL information, which includes some technical specifications that are obtained directly from project developers and turbine manufacturers. The structure of the data is slightly different, such as new attributes, renamed attributes, and the elimination of known removed turbines. Please see the metadata for descriptions and the change log for more details. Version 1.3 was posted in February 2019 by Jay Diffendorfer . To review the changes that were made see the "CHANGELOG_uswtdb_v1_3_20190107.txt" in the attached files section.

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