Nebraska is ranked fourth in the United States for potential wind power generation. The wind resource maps below show the predicted mean annual wind speeds at 80 meters for the United States and a more detailed view of Nebraska. The colors orange, purple, red, and blue indicate areas of annual average wind speeds at or above 6.5 meters/second which are considered suitable for wind energy development. At 80-meters, the height referenced for many utility scale wind projects, most of the state of Nebraska has sufficient wind resources for development.

U.S. Wind Resource Potential at 80 meters

Source: U.S. Department of Energy.

Nebraska Wind Potential at 80 meters

Source: U.S. Department of Energy.

More information:

http://www.windpoweringamerica.gov/wind_maps.asp- 80-Meter Wind Maps and Wind Resource Potential

http://www.neo.ne.gov/renew/windresources/NE_spd100m_0408052.pdf - Mean Annual Wind Speed of Nebraska at 100 Meters