Wind Energy Resources

Information on wind energy, including press releases, links, and maps of potential wind resources.

Organizations
Shenandoah Valley Wind Maps

SVN-commissioned maps of potential high wind energy sites

Letters of Support

Southern Environmental Law Center Comment on Church Mountain Industrial Wind Proposal (PDF)
Letter recommending rejection of a special use permit for a wind turbine project on Church Mountain and Great North Mountain.

SVN’s letter to U.S. Forest Service on Industrial Wind Energy Development in the GWNF (PDF)
Letter discouraging industrial wind energy projects due to their severe impacts on intact forested ridgelines.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service letter recommending against Shenandoah Mountain Industrial Wind Proposal (PDF)
Letter expressing concern over the proximity of rare/sensitive habitat or natural features and communities to the vicinity of the proposed construction and operation of the proposed wind power facility within the GW National Forest.

Virginia Conservation Network Wind Energy Policy Statement (PDF)
Policy recommendations for siting wind energy facilities in Virginia.

Virginia Forest Watch’s letter to U.S. Forest Service on Industrial Wind Energy in the GWNF (PDF)
Letter opposing industrial wind energy projects within national forests.