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Title: Cherokee Wind Energy Development - Feasibility and Pre-Construction Studies

Abstract

Cherokee Nation Businesses (CNB) received a grant from the US Department of Energy to explore feasibility and pursue development of a wind power generation facility on Cherokee land in north-central Oklahoma. This project followed several years of initial study exploring the possibility of commercial-scale wind power generation on primarily agricultural land owned by the Cherokee Nation. This project produced detailed analysis of the legal, financial and market viability of such generation facilities, and encompassed a full technical evaluation of the engineering, environmental, and geotechnical aspects of installing this capacity. During the course of this project, information gleaned from this exploration changed CNB’s thinking about the best course of action for Cherokee participation in the development, eventually moving away from an equity-owner model and towards utilization of the land asset as a resource while mitigating Cherokee financial and operational risk.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Cherokee Nation Businesses, LLC, Catoosa, OK (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Cherokee Nation Businesses, LLC, Catoosa, OK (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE The Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs (IE)
OSTI Identifier:
1395350
Report Number(s):
Final_Report-DE-EE-0002498
DOE Contract Number:
EE0002498
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
17 WIND ENERGY

Citation Formats

McMillan, Andy. Cherokee Wind Energy Development - Feasibility and Pre-Construction Studies. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1395350.
McMillan, Andy. Cherokee Wind Energy Development - Feasibility and Pre-Construction Studies. United States. doi:10.2172/1395350.
McMillan, Andy. Fri . "Cherokee Wind Energy Development - Feasibility and Pre-Construction Studies". United States. doi:10.2172/1395350. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1395350.
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abstractNote = {Cherokee Nation Businesses (CNB) received a grant from the US Department of Energy to explore feasibility and pursue development of a wind power generation facility on Cherokee land in north-central Oklahoma. This project followed several years of initial study exploring the possibility of commercial-scale wind power generation on primarily agricultural land owned by the Cherokee Nation. This project produced detailed analysis of the legal, financial and market viability of such generation facilities, and encompassed a full technical evaluation of the engineering, environmental, and geotechnical aspects of installing this capacity. During the course of this project, information gleaned from this exploration changed CNB’s thinking about the best course of action for Cherokee participation in the development, eventually moving away from an equity-owner model and towards utilization of the land asset as a resource while mitigating Cherokee financial and operational risk.},
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