Energy

Wind Quality Monitoring

This program took place from October 2002 to January 2004 in order to determine the potential for the new Reservation in regards to wind energy harvesting development (i.e. wind turbines). The data collected over the monitoring period have indicated that the Reservation does have an adequate wind resource, though be it marginal. Additional more recent studies have indicated that, given the current rebate and incentive programs offered by the state, the marginal wind resource at the reservation could not effectively pay for the investment required to install a turbine system. Hopefully, future grants and rebates will offer more encouragement.