The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has launched the Wind Energy Data & Information (WENDI) Gateway to provide easy access to a large amount of wind energy-related dataand information to a broad range of wind-energy stakeholders through.
The Gateway has two main interfaces: the Wind Energy MetadataClearinghouse and the Wind Energy Geographic Information System(WindGIS). The Metadata Clearinghouse is a powerful, customized searchtool for discovering, accessing, and sharing wind energy-related dataand information. Its database of metadata records points users to adiverse array of wind energy-related resources, including among others:
- Scientific journals
- News stories
- Government reports
- Wind resource datasets
WindGIS allows users to visualize a wide spectrum of United Stateswind energy-related spatial data, including wind energy power plantlocations; wind resource maps; state-level installed wind capacity,generation, and renewable portfolio standards; electric transmissionlines; transportation infrastructure; interconnection standards; landownership, designation, and usage; and various ecological data layers.In addition, WindGIS allows users to download much of the data behindthe layers.