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Wisconsin Wind Data

Wind Maps

The following Wisconsin wind maps, produced in 2007 by AWS Truewind, were underwritten by funding from Focus on Energy, We Energies and the Wisconsin Department of Administration.

Each map provides the mean annual wind speed at a given height which correlates to the hub height of a wind turbine. Maps are provided in medium and higher resolution.

30 meters 40 meters 60 meters 70 meters 100 meters
30 m map 40 m map 60 m map 70 m map 100 m  map

Wisconsin Wind Resource Assessment Program

The purpose of the Wisconsin Wind Resource Assessment Program (WRAP) is to identify potential areas for wind
energy project development and to obtain wind data from a geographically diverse sample of the state of Wisconsin. For an overview of the project, download the final report.

Click on map monitoring sites to download a zip file of data. Each site location zip file contains two Excel files.

WRAP wind data map Site 401-Spring Valley Site 402-Abbotsford Site 403-Rib Lake Site 404-Cornucopia Site 405-Sturgeon Bay Site 406-Monfort Site 407-Rock River Site 408-Eden Site 409-Honeymoon Hill Site 410-Wind Shear Study Site 411-Clay Banks Site 412-Tomah Site 413-Hurley Site 414-Deforest

Monitoring project by Seventh Generation Energy Services

As part of the Focus on Energy Program's Renewable Research Program, monitoring was performed at additional locations in Wisconsin to prepare for a more comprehensive state wind map.

Click on map monitoring sites for data selection and downloading. Each site location zip file containsone Excel file.

sges monitored sites Site706-River Ridge Site 707-Racine Site 708-Randolph Site 709-Elcho Site 902-Cleveland

Monitoring Station Demographics

Site # Site Name Elevation Latitude Longitude Data Collection Period
401 Spring Valley 370 m (1215 ft) 44º53’ N 92º14’ W 11/09/97 – 1/31/01
402 Abbotsford 450 m (1475 ft) 44º59’ N 90º18’ W 11/10/97 – 1/31/01
403 Rib Lake 500 m (1640 ft) 45º17’ N 90º15’ W 11/12/97 – 4/11/00
404 Cornucopia 310 m (1015 ft) 46º49’ N 91º06’ W 11/13/97 – 1/31/01
405 Sturgeon Bay 250 m (820 ft) 42º36’ N 89º54’ W 11/20/97 – 1/31/01
406 Montfort 340 m (1115 ft) 42º57’ N 90º26’ W 11/14/97 – 1/31/01
407 Rock River 285 m (930 ft) 43º26’ N 88º18’ W 08/13/98 – 9/12/01
408 Eden 400 m (1320 ft) 43º43’ N 88º17’ W 07/09/98 – 7/11/01
409 Honeymoon Hill 330 m (1080 ft) 43º58’ N 88º05’ W 06/12/98 – 6/27/01
410 Wind Shear Study 299 m (981 ft) 44º20’ N 87º95’ W 11/09/99 – 9/30/01
411 Clay Banks 255 m (835 ft) 44º44’ N 87º20’ W 07/08/98 – 7/12/01
412 Tomah 445 m (1460 ft) 43º53’ N 90º35’ W 06/26/98 – 7/12/01
413 Hurley 555 m (1825 ft) 46º25’ N 90º14’ W 07/24/98 – 10/2/01
414 DeForest 323 m (1060 ft) 44º22’ N 87º59’ W 10/05/00 – 9/30/01

Midwest Wind Power Development Activity

As of April 2013

State Operating capacity (MW)
Iowa 5137
Illinois 3568
Minnesota 2987
Indiana 1543
Wisconsin 648
Missouri 459
Ohio 428

Sources: American Wind Energy Association, RENEW Wisconsin

Wisconsin Windpower Capacity by County - May 2012

County No. of Turbines Rated capacity (in MW)
Brown 10 21.2
Columbia 90 162
Dodge 85 127.5
Fond du Lac 168  70.6
Iowa 20 30.0
Kewaunee 31 20.4
Monroe 2 5
Total 404 634

Lake Michigan Offshore Wind Resource Assessment 

Robert Owen, Jr., 2004. "This is the final report on SSE’s Lake Michigan Offshore Wind Resource Assessment Study for the Wisconsin Focus on Energy Program."