Wind Energy Potential - 50m Elevation (NREL) [ds502]

SDE Feature Class

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Tags
wind energy, renewable energy, wind resource, wind potential


Summary

Provide information on the wind resource development potential within California.

Description

Annual average wind resource potential of California at a 50 meter height.

Credits

Use limitations

This GIS data was developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory ("NREL"), which is operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC for the U.S. Department of Energy ("DOE"). The user is granted the right, without any fee or cost, to use, copy, modify, alter, enhance and distribute this data for any purpose whatsoever, provided that this entire notice appears in all copies of the data. Further, the user of this data agrees to credit NREL in any publications or software that incorporate or use the data.

Access to and use of the GIS data shall further impose the following obligations on the User. The names DOE/NREL may not be used in any advertising or publicity to endorse or promote any product or commercial entity using or incorporating the GIS data unless specific written authorization is obtained from DOE/NREL. The User also understands that DOE/NREL shall not be obligated to provide updates, support, consulting, training or assistance of any kind whatsoever with regard to the use of the GIS data.

THE GIS DATA IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL DOE/NREL BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO CLAIMS ASSOCIATED WITH THE LOSS OF DATA OR PROFITS, WHICH MAY RESULT FROM AN ACTION IN CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS CLAIM THAT ARISES OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE ACCESS OR USE OF THE GIS DATA.

The User acknowledges that access to the GIS data is subject to U.S. Export laws and regulations and any use or transfer of the GIS data must be authorized under those regulations. The User shall not use, distribute, transfer, or transmit GIS data or any products incorporating the GIS data except in compliance with U.S. export regulations. If requested by DOE/NREL, the User agrees to sign written assurances and other export-related documentation as may be required to comply with U.S. export regulations.

Extent

West -124.743369 East -113.497562
North 42.070002 South 32.244068

Scale Range
Maximum (zoomed in) 1:5,000
Minimum (zoomed out) 1:150,000,000

ArcGIS Metadata

Topics and Keywords

Themes or categories of the resource climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere


* Content type Downloadable Data
Export to FGDC CSDGM XML format as Resource Description No

Place keywords California

Theme keywords wind energy, renewable energy, wind resource, wind potential

Citation

Title Wind Energy Potential - 50m Elevation (NREL) [ds502]
Publication date 2003-01-0100:00:00


Presentation formats * digital map


Citation Contacts

Responsible party
Organization's name National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Contact's role originator


Responsible party
Individual's name Donna Heimiller
Organization's name National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Contact's position Scientist II (GIS)
Contact's role point of contact


Contact information
Phone
Voice 303-384-7098

Address
Type postal
Delivery point 15013 Denver West Parkway
City Golden
Administrative area CO
Postal code 80401
Country US
e-mail address donna_heimiller@nrel.gov



Resource Details

Dataset languages * English(UNITED STATES)
Dataset character set utf8 - 8 bit UCS Transfer Format


Spatial representation type * vector


Supplemental information
This data set was produced by TrueWind Solutions using their Mesomap system and historical weather data, under funding from the California Energy Commission. It has been validated by NREL and wind energy meteorological consultants. This shapefile was generated from a raster dataset with a 200 m resolution, in a UTM zone 11, datum WGS 84 projection system. On-site measurement is strongly recommended before siting potential wind farm developments.
* Processing environment Microsoft Windows 7 Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; Esri ArcGIS 10.4.0.5524


ArcGIS item properties
* Name Wind Energy Potential - 50m Elevation (NREL) [ds502]
* Size 50.055
* Location Server=; :; Database=; User=; Version=
* Access protocol ArcSDE Connection

Extents

Extent
Geographic extent
Bounding rectangle
Extent type Extent used for searching
* West longitude -124.743369
* East longitude -113.497562
* North latitude 42.070002
* South latitude 32.244068
* Extent contains the resource Yes

Extent in the item's coordinate system
* West longitude -393698.034701
* East longitude 540096.976759
* South latitude -624418.587148
* North latitude 450188.819019
* Extent contains the resource Yes

Resource Maintenance

Resource maintenance
Update frequency unknown


Resource Constraints

Constraints
Limitations of use

This GIS data was developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory ("NREL"), which is operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC for the U.S. Department of Energy ("DOE"). The user is granted the right, without any fee or cost, to use, copy, modify, alter, enhance and distribute this data for any purpose whatsoever, provided that this entire notice appears in all copies of the data. Further, the user of this data agrees to credit NREL in any publications or software that incorporate or use the data.

Access to and use of the GIS data shall further impose the following obligations on the User. The names DOE/NREL may not be used in any advertising or publicity to endorse or promote any product or commercial entity using or incorporating the GIS data unless specific written authorization is obtained from DOE/NREL. The User also understands that DOE/NREL shall not be obligated to provide updates, support, consulting, training or assistance of any kind whatsoever with regard to the use of the GIS data.

THE GIS DATA IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL DOE/NREL BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO CLAIMS ASSOCIATED WITH THE LOSS OF DATA OR PROFITS, WHICH MAY RESULT FROM AN ACTION IN CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS CLAIM THAT ARISES OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE ACCESS OR USE OF THE GIS DATA.

The User acknowledges that access to the GIS data is subject to U.S. Export laws and regulations and any use or transfer of the GIS data must be authorized under those regulations. The User shall not use, distribute, transfer, or transmit GIS data or any products incorporating the GIS data except in compliance with U.S. export regulations. If requested by DOE/NREL, the User agrees to sign written assurances and other export-related documentation as may be required to comply with U.S. export regulations.


Spatial Reference

ArcGIS coordinate system
* Type Projected
* Geographic coordinate reference GCS_WGS_1984
* Projection WGS_1984_Web_Mercator_Auxiliary_Sphere
* Coordinate reference details
Projected coordinate system
Well-known identifier 102100
X origin -20037700
Y origin -30241100
XY scale 10000
Z origin 0
Z scale 1
M origin 0
M scale 1
XY tolerance 0.001
Z tolerance 0.001
M tolerance 0.001
High precision true
Latest well-known identifier 3857
Well-known text PROJCS["WGS_1984_Web_Mercator_Auxiliary_Sphere",GEOGCS["GCS_WGS_1984",DATUM["D_WGS_1984",SPHEROID["WGS_1984",6378137.0,298.257223563]],PRIMEM["Greenwich",0.0],UNIT["Degree",0.0174532925199433]],PROJECTION["Mercator_Auxiliary_Sphere"],PARAMETER["False_Easting",0.0],PARAMETER["False_Northing",0.0],PARAMETER["Central_Meridian",0.0],PARAMETER["Standard_Parallel_1",0.0],PARAMETER["Auxiliary_Sphere_Type",0.0],UNIT["Meter",1.0],AUTHORITY["EPSG",3857]]

Reference system identifier
* Value 3857
* Codespace EPSG
* Version 8.8(9.3.1.2)


Spatial Data Properties

Vector
* Level of topology for this dataset geometry only


Geometric objects
Feature class name DS0502_20161011
* Object type composite
* Object count 0



ArcGIS Feature Class Properties
Feature class name DS0502_20161011
* Feature type Simple
* Geometry type Polygon
* Has topology FALSE
* Feature count 0
* Spatial index TRUE
* Linear referencing FALSE



Geoprocessing history

Process
Date 2016-10-1111:25:02
Tool location c:\program files (x86)\arcgis\desktop10.4\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\Project
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Date 2016-10-1111:28:09
Tool location c:\program files (x86)\arcgis\desktop10.4\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Conversion Tools.tbx\FeatureClassToFeatureClass
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Distribution

Distribution format
* Name SDE Feature Class


Transfer options
* Transfer size 50.055


Online source
Location http://bios.wildlife.ca.gov
Function performed information

Online source
Location http://www.nrel.gov/gis/data_wind.html
Function performed download

Fields

Details for object DS0502_20161011
* Type Feature Class
* Row count 0


Field OBJECTID
* Alias OBJECTID
* Data type OID
* Width 4
* Precision 10
* Scale 0
* Field description
Internal feature number.
* Description source
Esri
* Description of values
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.




Field Shape
* Alias Shape
* Data type Geometry
* Width 4
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
* Field description
Feature geometry.
* Description source
ESRI
* Description of values
Coordinates defining the features.




Field ID
* Alias ID
* Data type Integer
* Width 4
* Precision 10
* Scale 0
Field description
Feature ID


Field WPC
* Alias WPC
* Data type Integer
* Width 4
* Precision 10
* Scale 0
Field description
Wind power class is an indicator of likely resource strength, with a higher wind power class representing higher wind resource levels. The following classification information is for utility-scale applications at a 50 meter height.
List of values
Value 1
Description Poor (0-200 W/m2)


Value 2
Description Marginal (200 - 300 W/m2)


Value 3
Description Fair (300 - 400 W/m2)


Value 4
Description Good (400 - 500 W/m2)


Value 5
Description Excellent (500 - 600 W/m2)


Value 6
Description Outstanding (600 - 800 W/m2)


Value 7
Description Superb > 800 W/m2




Field Shape.STArea()
* Alias Shape.STArea()
* Data type Double
* Width 0
* Precision 0
* Scale 0




Field Shape.STLength()
* Alias Shape.STLength()
* Data type Double
* Width 0
* Precision 0
* Scale 0






Overview Description
Entity and Attribute Overview
Wind power class is an indicator of likely resource strength, with a higher wind power class representing higher wind resource levels. The following classification information is for utility-scale applications at a 50 meter height. Power Resource 50 m Wind Power Class Potential Density (W/m2) 1 Poor 0 - 200 2 Marginal 200 - 300 3 Fair 300 - 400 4 Good 400 - 500 5 Excellent 500 - 600 6 Outstanding 600 - 800 7 Superb > 800




Metadata Details

* Metadata language English(UNITED STATES)
Metadata character set utf8 - 8 bit UCS Transfer Format


Scope of the data described by the metadata * dataset
Scope name * dataset


* Last update 2016-10-11


ArcGIS metadata properties
Metadata format ArcGIS1.0
Standard or profile used to edit metadata FGDC
Metadata style FGDC CSDGM Metadata


Created in ArcGIS for the item 2016-10-1111:25:00
Last modified in ArcGIS for the item 2016-10-1111:25:14


Automatic updates
Have been performed Yes
Last update 2016-10-1111:25:14

Item location history
Item copied or moved 2016-10-1111:09:20
From P:\WorkArea\ds500-599\502-Wind_Potential_Calif50m_RETI\v2\v2_work\ds502_
To \\geodata.\\ds500-599\502-Wind_Potential_Calif50m_RETI\v2\v2_final\ds502_


Metadata Contacts

Metadata contact
Individual's name Donna Heimiller
Organization's name National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Contact's position Scientist II (GIS)
Contact's role point of contact


Contact information
Phone
Voice 303-384-7098

Address
Type postal
Delivery point 15013 Denver West Parkway
City Golden
Administrative area CO
Postal code 80401
Country US
e-mail address donna_heimiller@nrel.gov



Metadata Maintenance

Maintenance
Update frequency unknown


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