Center for the Market Diffusion of Renewable Energy and Clean Technology
This report provides an overview of the state of Utah’s development of its wind resources for the generation of electricity and an economic analysis of potential wind development in Box Elder County, Utah. This analysis draws on information from local wind developers and utilizes the Jobs and Economic Development Impact (JEDI) model (version W1.10.03) developed by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to estimate the total economic impacts (labor, supply chain, and induced) that could result from the development of a wind power plant in Box Elder County. Findings detail how a Box Elder County wind power plant could benefit the state in terms of job opportunities (during both construction and operations), lease payments to landowners, property tax revenues for local schools and communities, and overall economic output for the state.
Parker, Jeffrey; Hartman, Cathy L.; and Stafford, Edwin R., "An Analysis of State-Level Economic Impacts from the Development of Wind Power Plants in Box Elder County, Utah" (2013). Management Faculty Publications. Paper 187.