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The Goodnoe Hills wind farm development by enXco is composed of 92.5 m rotor diameter wind turbines at 80 m hub heights.

There is now a row of wind turbines to the west of the BPA Goodnoe Hills tower.  Since over 90% of the energy in the wind at this site comes from the 190-300 degree sector these turbines are expected to have an influence upon wind measurements since late 2007.  The turbines are located upwind of the BPA GH tower about 5.5 to 12 diameters depending upon direction.  We believe that this site has been compromised.  However, wind consultants feel the effect is less than 5% and the site still has value to them.  

 

Also Note: Icing conditions may occur during Dec-Jan for GL,GH,KZ,SL,SM,VX,VR, VT, WO, CK

2010 Average Mean Monthly Wind Speeds (mph)

SITE ID 

Jan 

Feb 

Mar 

Apr 

May 

Jun 

Jul 

Aug 

Sep 

Oct

Nov

Dec 

GL

8.2

6.7

10.4

13.3

12.6

12.7

11.9

12.0

9.8

GH

10.1

7.9

12.8

16.3

15.5

15.8

14.5

15.0

12.3

KZ

15.4

13.3

18.0

22.4

17.8

17.2

14.9

16.2

15.8

KX

15.0

12.8

16.9

20.9

16.7

15.7

13.7

14.9

14.7

SL

8.8

6.8

12.8

16.8

19.1

21.4

22.2

20.6

14.7

SM

9.4

7.2

13.5

17.6

19.9

22.4

23.3

21.7

15.5

VX

13.9

11.7

16.1

20.7

17.4

17.3

15.7

15.9

13.1

VR

14.1

11.5

15.7

20.1

17.0

16.7

15.5

16.2

13.3

VT

14.6

11.9

16.5

21.1

17.9

17.7

16.2

16.6

13.6

WO

13.1

10.6

13.0

15.6

13.4

14.3

15.0

14.5

11.0

CN

6.7

5.6

10.1

14.4

13.4

13.2

11.2

11.5

8.9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* indicates below 90% data recovery
***indicates missing data



2009 Average Mean Monthly Wind Speeds (mph)

SITE ID 

Jan 

Feb 

Mar 

Apr 

May 

Jun 

Jul 

Aug 

Sep 

Oct

Nov

Dec 

GL

12.2

8.1

12.6

12.0

12.1

13.5

11.6

13.1

11.3

11.0

9.9

7.4

GH

16.8

9.9

16.0

15.1

15.3

16.9

14.4

16.5

14.1

13.7

12.6

8.9

KZ

26.8

13.9

22.3

17.5

18.4

16.8

14.8

16.9

15.4

18.7

23.3

13.1

KX

*

15.9

16.9

15.3

13.4

15.5

14.4

17.3

21.9

11.5

SL

14.1

7.6

15.4

16.7

15.7

21.9

19.5

23.1

17.1

12.8

9.7

8.5

SM

13.0

8.2

16.2

17.6

16.7

23.1

20.6

24.2

18.6

13.6

10.4

9.0

VX

24.0

10.1

19.0

16.1

15.7

15.0

13.4

16.6

14.1

15.1

21.1

9.3

VR

25.2

10.5

19.8

16.6

16.3

15.6

13.7

17.0

14.4

15.5

21.9

9.6

VT

26.1

10.7

20.3

17.1

16.7

15.9

13.9

17.3

14.7

15.9

22.4

10.1

WO

14.4

11.6

14.6

13.9

12.5

15.4

13.9

14.7

13.7

13.3

12.8

11.4

CN

10.1

6.4

13.6

12.4

11.6

12.5

10.0

12.2

9.4

9.4

8.1

5.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* indicates below 90% data recovery
***indicates missing data



2008 Average Mean Monthly Wind Speeds (mph)

SITE ID 

Jan 

Feb 

Mar 

Apr 

May 

Jun 

Jul 

Aug 

Sep 

Oct

Nov

Dec 

GL

11.10

12.10

12.60

13.40

13.10

14.70

12.90

12.20

9.20

9.7

9.8

10.5

GH

14.40

15.40

16.10

16.90

16.40

18.60

16.30

15.50

11.30

12.0

12.6

13.9

KZ

22.00

23.20

23.10

21.00

17.10

21.40

15.90

16.60

13.50

16.3

17.4

21.0

SL

11.50

13.60

15.10

16.60

21.30

23.30

22.40

18.50

14.30

13.6

10.0

10.9

SM

12.10

14.10

15.70

17.20

22.10

24.50

23.60

19.40

15.20

14.4

10.7

11.7

VU

20.20

18.70

19.80

18.60

15.70

18.50

13.00

removed

removed

removed

removed

removed

VX

20.20

19.10

20.20

18.90

15.90

18.70

16.00

15.80

12.20

13.3

14.0

17.1

VY

***

***

***

***

***

***

***

removed

removed

removed

removed

removed

VR

19.30

16.40

12.60

13.8

14.8

17.9

VZ

21.10

19.70

20.60

19.40

16.20

19.40

13.60

removed

removed

removed

removed

removed

VT

21.40

20.20

21.20

19.80

16.50

19.70

16.80

16.60

12.60

14.0

15.3

18.3

WO

14.20

13.40

12.60

13.10

14.40

15.40

14.60

13.40

12.60

12.0

11.7

13.9

CN

9.70

9.60

12.30

13.60

12.30

14.10

11.10

10.00

6.00

7.0

6.1

8.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* indicates below 90% data recovery
***indicates missing data



2007 Average Mean Monthly Wind Speeds (mph)

SITE ID 

Jan 

Feb 

Mar 

Apr 

May 

Jun 

Jul 

Aug 

Sep 

Oct

Nov

Dec 

GL

9.1

10.1

12.0

13.0

13.2

14.6

13.5

12.8

12.7

10.5

8.90

11.40

GH

11.8

12.9

15.5

16.7

16.7

18.6

17.3

16.1

16.4

13.60

11.50

15.00

KZ

20.6

21.3

19.1

19.1

17.3

18.3

14.3

15.4

16.4

20.40

16.10

24.20

SL

10.1

10.0

14.4

16.8

19.8

21.6

22.2

20.9

19.8

11.10

9.90

11.10

SM

10.6

10.5

15.0

17.5

20.7

22.6

23.2

21.7

20.7

11.70

10.40

11.80

VU

18.2

18.2

16.9

17.2

17.0

18.5

17.3

16.8

16.7

15.10

14.30*

25.30*

VX

16.5

17.6

16.0

16.6

16.3

17.5

14.8

15.9

15.6

15.30

13.10

23.60

VY

15.1

17.3

16.4

16.6

16.3

17.5

15.8

16.9

16.3

15.70

14.20*

***

VZ

18.7

18.3

16.4

16.7

16.3

17.4

15.3

16.3

16.0

15.70

13.40

24.20

VT

18.1

19.0

16.9

17.1

16.7

17.8

15.6

16.5

16.3

16.00

13.70

25.60

WO

11.5

11.8

12.1

12.8

14.2

14.8

14.6

13.6

13.7

10.70

10.70

14.10

CN

8.6

8.1

10.2

12.3

11.9

13.2

11.1

11.2

10.0

8.20

6.30

9.40

AE

13.1

15.55*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AF

12.67

14.13*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AH

11.45

10.9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* indicates below 90% data recovery
***indicates missing data



KZ wind direction was bad from 12/1/06 thru 5/30/07 because of internal mechanical slip of potentiometer  inside the case.

 

Adel site tower failed on February 20, 2007 – it is unlikely that the site will be restored.

 

 

2006 Average Mean Monthly Wind Speeds (mph)

SITE ID 

Jan 

Feb 

Mar 

Apr 

May 

Jun 

Jul 

Aug 

Sep 

Oct

Nov

Dec 

GL

12.9

12.6

10.9

12.2

12.2

12.8

13.5

11.9

10.9

10.9

12.10

8.40

GH

16.7

15.8

13.5

15.2

15.2

16.2

17.1

14.9

13.8

14.30

15.80

10.90

KZ

26.7

21.2

19.2

17.9

17.0

15.3

17.6

14.1

13.2

17.00

26.50

14.70

SL

10.8

11.9

11.5

14.8

15.8

19.0

23.3

21.1

17.5

15.30

10.20

9.40

SM

11.4

12.5

12.0

15.4

16.4

19.7

24.1

22.0

18.3

16.00

10.80

10.00

VU

24.1

16.8

17.6

15.0

14.9

15.0

16.7

15.0

13.5

15.40

22.70

14.60*

VX

24.5

16.9

17.9

15.1

15.5

15.0

16.8

15.1

13.6

15.40

22.40

12.70*

VY

25.3

17.5

18.2

15.0

15.0

15.7

17.3

15.5

14.0

15.70

22.80

13.00

VZ

26.0

17.8

18.6

15.7

15.7

15.8

17.6

15.7

14.0

15.60

23.20

15.20*

VT

26.9

18.2

19.2

16.0

16.0

16.1

17.8

15.9

14.1

16.10

24.20

13.00

WO

14.3

15.2

12.9

13.1

12.9

13.4

14.2

13.4

12.7

12.10

15.10

11.40

CN

10.5

9.4

10.1

10.5

10.3

10.6

11.9

9.9

8.1

8.30

9.70

5.60*

AE

 

 

 

 

 

10.8*

12.4

11.7

11.2

10.8

20.0

16.4

AF

 

 

 

 

 

10.4*

11.9

11.1

10.6

10.3

19.4

15.9

AH

 

 

 

 

 

9.8*

11.2

10.4

9.8

9.5

17.6

14.2

* indicates below 90% data recovery
***indicates missing data



2005 Average Mean Monthly Wind Speeds (mph)

SITE ID 

Jan 

Feb 

Mar 

Apr 

May 

Jun 

Jul 

Aug 

Sep 

Oct 

Nov 

Dec 

GL 

8.9

9.9

12.5

12.3

13.3

15.6

14.1

12.5

11.5

10.1

11.2*

9.1

GH 

11.1

12.1

15.7

15.5

16.6

19.2

17.2

15.5

14.5

12.9

12.5

11.3

KZ 

16.6

15.0

21.0

17.5

17.7

20.2

14.0

13.7

16.3

17.5

21.5*

16.9*

SL 

9.2*

9.5

12.8

14.5

16.9

21.5

21.3

20.7

18.4

11.6

11.1

8.8

SM 

9.6*

10.0

13.4

15.2

17.7

22.5

22.2

21.5

19.2

13.8

11.9

11.1

VU 

15.1*

10.9

18.2

14.5

14.5

17.5

14.2

14.7

15.1

14.6

18.5*

17.2*

VX 

13.2

10.8

18.5

14.7

14.6

17.7

14.3

14.8

15.2

14.6

15.4

13.6

VY 

***

***

***

***

***

***

***

***

***

15.1

19.4*

16.5*

VZ 

14.8*

11.2

19.1

15.2

15.2

18.5

14.9

15.4

15.9

15.2

19.2*

16.1*

VT 

***

***

19.4

15.5

15.4

18.7

15.0

15.5

16.1

15.5

16.7

17.0*

WO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12.1

9.7

11.4

12.8*

* indicates below 90% data recovery
***indicates missing data



2004 Average Mean Monthly Wind Speeds (mph)

SITE ID 

Jan 

Feb 

Mar 

Apr 

May 

Jun 

Jul 

Aug 

Sep 

Oct 

Nov 

Dec 

GL 

  8.6

  9.2

13.6

11.6

13.7

12.9

13.1

12.2

12.4

11.3

9.5

9.5

GH 

11.0c

11.5c

17.1c

14.4c

16.8c

15.9c

16.7

15.6

16.1

14.3

12.1

12.4

KZ 

19.3

12.8

22.2

15.9

19.1

17.3

15.9

17.8

17.3

18.3

16.1

17.5

SL 

  8.2

10.5

15.0

14.7

19.2

19.2

22.2

19.1

15.6

13.2

11.2

10.5

SM 

  9.0

11.4

16.3

16.0

20.9

21.0

23.1

20.0

18.8

13.8

11.9

11.1

VU 

***

*

19.2

14.1

16.9

15.2

15.3

16.1

15.7

16.8

13.7

16.8

VX 

13.7

13.1

19.4

14.0

16.7

15.0

15.1

15.9

15.6

16.7

13.6

15.6

VY 

***

*

19.6

***

***

***

***

***

***

***

***

***

VZ 

***

*

20.1

14.4

17.6

16.0

16.1

16.8

16.5

17.6

14.4

17.3

VT 

***

***

***

16.2

18.1

16.3

16.3

17.1

16.5

17.7

14.7

*

* indicates below 90% data recovery
***indicates missing data

c --195 ft level Goodnoe Hills data for July 2003 thru June 2004 has been deleted due to a problem with the sensor. A corrected data set was generated with a correction transfer function based on wind tunnel and other laboratory tests which is linear. 

2003 Average Mean Monthly Wind Speeds (mph)

SITE ID 

Jan 

Feb 

Mar 

Apr 

May 

Jun 

Jul 

Aug 

Sep 

Oct 

Nov 

Dec 

BD 

 19.1

 16.0

 15.7

 12.0

 13.0

 12.2

 11.4

*

 ***

 ***

*** 

*** 

CB 

 24.1

 16.3 

 23.7

 18.2

 13.2

 19.6

 20.7

18.1 

 ***

*** 

*** 

GL 

 8.7

 11.0

 14.0

 11.9

 12.4

 14.1

 13.8

12.3 

11.3 

 12.0

12.1

9.2

GH 

 10.8

 14.2

 18.1

 14.9

 15.6

 17.6c

 17.4c

15.3c

13.8c

 15.0c

15.3c

11.3c

KZ 

 16.5

 17.1

 25.2

 20.3

 17.5

 16.4

 14.7

15.2 

15.7 

 19.9

23.7

16.5

SL 

 8.1

 13.6

 13.7

 14.8

 18.1

 21.3

 22.7

20.2 

14.8 

 11.8

11.2

8.8

SM 

 9.0

 14.7

 14.7

 15.8

 19.3

 22.7

 24.2

21.4 

15.7 

 12.5

12.1

10.5

VU 

 16.5

 15.5

 20.5

 16.4

 15.6

 15.7

 15.6

14.7 

14.1 

 15.5

18.8

12.7

VX 

 14.2

 14.7

 21.0

 16.8

 15.9

 16.0

 15.8

14.8 

14.2 

 16.0

19.1

13.8

VY 

 17.1

 15.8

 21.2

 16.9

 16.0

 16.0

 15.9

14.9 

14.3 

 15.9

19.4

*

VZ 

 17.7

 16.4

 22.0

 17.5

 16.6

 16.6

 16.5

15.4 

14.4 

 ***

*** 

*** 

* indicates below 90% data recovery
***indicates missing data

c --195 ft level Goodnoe Hills data for July 2003 thru June 2004 has been deleted due to a problem with the sensor. A corrected data set was generated with a correction transfer function based on wind tunnel and other laboratory tests which is linear. 

2002 Average Mean Monthly Wind Speeds (mph)

SITE ID 

Jan 

Feb 

Mar 

Apr 

May 

Jun 

Jul 

Aug 

Sep 

Oct 

Nov 

Dec 

BD 

20.3 

23.2 

11.5 

14.0 

14.3 

14.8 

12.3 

10.4 

12.4 

 12.9

 21.5

 19.8

CB 

*** 

*** 

*** 

*** 

*** 

*** 

28.2* 

19.8 

16.4 

 14.8

 18.8

 28.4

GL 

11.9 

11.1 

13.6 

13.8 

13.0 

13.8 

13.8 

12.3 

11.3 

 10.0

 8.2

 10.5*

GH 

15.0 

14.1 

17.2 

17.1 

17.1 

16.2 

17.3 

15.3 

14.2 

 12.7

 10.3

 14.0*

KZ 

24.9 

18.4 

25.1 

20.0 

17.3 

18.8 

15.9 

13.5 

15.2 

 12.3

 17.2

 20.7*

SL 

11.6 

11.2 

15.6 

17.9 

19.4 

20.0 

22.3 

19.8 

16.4 

 15.8

 7.4

 9.2

SM 

12.4 

12.1 

16.8 

19.1 

20.7 

21.4 

23.9 

21.4 

17.7 

 17.1

 8.1

 10.8*

VU 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15.5 

15.3 

 12.3

 15.2

 23.0*

VX 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14.6 

14.4 

 11.5

 13.9

 19.1*

VY 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15.8 

15.6 

 12.4

 15.7

 24.3*

VZ 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16.2 

16.0 

 12.7

 16.3

 26.0*

* indicates below 90% data recovery
***indicates missing data


 

2001 Average Mean Monthly Wind Speeds (mph)

SITE ID

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

BD

21.7

12.6

15.9

15.5

16.3

13.1

***

***

12.1*

19.2

17.2

21.4

CB

18.0

18.9

18.1

15.6

19.7

16.9

21.6

15.7*

***

***

***

***

GL

7.5

8.0

12.1*

***

***

***

***

12.1*

11.1

13.0

10.7

11.3

GH

9.7

9.9

16.1

16.8

16.4*

17.7

18.5

15.9

13.8

16.7

13.4

14.5

KZ

14.9*

14.9

19.7

19.8

19.9

17.5

17.3

15.6

16.5

22.2

20.1

21.3

SL

8.2*

7.8*

12.8*

17.2

17.9

20.5

24.4

21.1

16.8

15.5

9.3

10.6

SM

9.3*

9.3

16.0

18.0

18.9

21.6

25.7

22.2

18.0

16.8

10.3

11.2

* indicates below 90% data recovery
***indicates missing data

2000 Average Mean Monthly Wind Speeds (mph)

SITE ID

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

BD

18.9

14.6

17.5

14.8

15.3

12.8

13.2

12.2

15.5

14.7

18.2

16.6

CB

21.3

21.4

18.3

16.2

15.3

21.3

17.1*

16.1*

15.4

16.8

16.2*

15.0

GL

11.4*

8.9

8.3*

12.5*

14.5

13.6

14.2

14.7

12.4

9.9

7.3

7.7*

GH

14.7*

11.5

10.8*

15.7*

18.3

17.1

18.1

18.8

15.7

12.8

9.5

10.1*

KZ

***

***

***

***

22.0*

17.8

17.4

18.1

19.9

14.7

11.6

14.9*

SL

9.3

8.2

13.6

16.2

19.2

19.2

23.5

23.4

16.9

13.0

8.2

10.4 *

SM

9.8

8.6

14.3

17.1

20.2

20.2

24.6

24.7

17.9

13.7

8.8

10.1*

* indicates below 90% data recovery
***indicates missing data

1999 Average Mean Monthly Wind Speeds (mph)

SITE ID

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

BD

20.4

20.8

14.4

13.7

14.3

13.8

12.9

10.8

12.4

18.1

19.2

24.7

CB

23.1

32.8

22.7

17.7

17.6

14.5

15.8

14.5

19.8

18.3

27.8

19.2

GL

12.3

13.3

11.5

13.1

13.8

16.1*

***

13.4*

10.5

10.9

10.5

13.9*

GH

16.2

16.8

14.3

16.3

17.3

20.1*

***

16.8*

12.9

13.6

13.4

16.4*

KZ

26.1

29.1

21.6

18.2

19.7

20.8

17.5*

19.5*

14.2

17.0

21.4

30.4*

SL

11.9

11.9

12.7

18.1

19.0

23.7

19.9

20.2

14.8

12.2

9.2

11.2

SM

12.9

12.6

13.3

19.1

20.0

24.9

20.9

21.2

15.6

12.9

9.9

12.2

* indicates below 90% data recovery
***indicates missing data

1998 Average Mean Monthly Wind Speeds (mph)

SITE ID

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

BD

17.0

14.1

12.2

12.0

12.4

12.1

10.5

11.8

11.8

15.2

16.0

22.0

CB

30.0

29.5

19.0

16.0

11.0

15.5*

***

19.5*

19.2

16.5

26.8

25.

GL

***

***

10.6

10.9

14.9

13.7

12.7

11.7

10.0

10.5

11.8

12.8

GH

***

***

13.3

13.7

18.9

17.2

16.0

14.7

12.6

13.4

15.1

16.5

KZ

22.5

17.8

17.1

14.0

23.3

18.0

15.5

13.8

11.3

17.4

23.7

27.3

SL

9.0

9.6

12.5

14.6

22.2

21.5

22.1

20.5

17.0

11.5

9.8

11.8

SM

9.7

10.2

13.2

15.4

23.4

22.7

23.3

21.7

18.0

12.3

10.5

12.7

* indicates below 90% data recovery
***indicates missing data

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