Economic Benefits, Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Reductions, and Water Conservation Benefits from 1,000 Megawatts (MW) of New Wind Power in Utah (Fact Sheet)

Research output: NRELFact Sheet

Abstract

The U.S. Department of Energy's Wind Powering America Program is committed to educating state-level policymakers and other stakeholders about the economic, CO2 emissions, and water conservation impacts of wind power. This analysis highlights the expected impacts of 1000 MW of wind power in Utah. Although construction and operation of 1000 MW of wind power is a significant effort, six states havealready reached the 1000-MW mark. We forecast the cumulative economic benefits from 1000 MW of development in Utah to be $1.1 billion, annual CO2 reductions are estimated at 2.0 million tons, and annual water savings are 828 million gallons.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 2008

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/FS-500-44268

Other Report Number

  • DOE/GO-102008-2677

Keywords

  • direct impacts
  • economic developments
  • indirect impacts
  • induced benefits
  • ripple effect
  • Utah
  • wind energy
  • Wind Powering America

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