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Title: Minnesota Tribal Coalition - Final Report

Abstract

The project helped tribal leaders, staff and community members on the Grand Portage, Leech Lake, and White Earth Reservations better understand their community's energy usage, assess local resources that might be utilized to reduce energy consumption and begin to formulate appropriate development strategies. The principal guiding interest was to assess energy usage and the potential for wind resource development on each of the three reservations. Key tribal staff became familiar with wind energy technology and assessment methodologies that will be of continued use as each tribe moves forward with development projects. The findings were that wind resources are available at each reservation with varying degrees of potential for development. At White Earth moderate to excellent resources are present at White Earth village and along the U.S. 59 corridor sufficient to be tapped to serve several scattered tribal complexes. At Grand Portage a former community television repeater tower site provides a viable elevated location for a wind turbine to serve the tribal community settlement. At Leech Lake, while most constrained by tree cover, a site adjacent to a casino holds promise for the newer taller wind turbines now coming to market at ever-increasing taller rotor heights. The project developed considerable datamore » of importance regarding the potential for wind development on and near each reservation.« less

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
White Earth Reservation Tribal Council
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
896493
Report Number(s):
Final Report 1
TRN: US200721%%148
DOE Contract Number:
FG36-03GO13118
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; ENERGY CONSUMPTION; MARKET; MINNESOTA; RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT; ROTORS; WIND TURBINES; ENERGY CONSERVATION; Tribal, White Earth, Energy Planning, Wind Assessment

Citation Formats

Michael Triplett. Minnesota Tribal Coalition - Final Report. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.2172/896493.
Michael Triplett. Minnesota Tribal Coalition - Final Report. United States. doi:10.2172/896493.
Michael Triplett. Tue . "Minnesota Tribal Coalition - Final Report". United States. doi:10.2172/896493. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/896493.
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