Abandoned Coal  Mine Areas in Virginia
                        with Community Wind Energy Generation Potential
Wind Resource
Power
Class W/m2
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
0-200
200-300
300-400
400-500
500-600
600-800
>800
            Resource
            Potential
             Poor
             Marginal
             Fair
           | Good
           | Excellent
           | Outstanding
           | Superb
Abandoned Coal Mine Areas
Screening Criteria
Wind power class of 3 or greater,
   measured at 50 m above ground
Site size between 100 and 1,999 acres
Distance to graded roads of 25 miles or less
Distance to transmission lines is not a screening criterion
   because energy is generally distributed locally
   This map was developed by SRA International for the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Results are based on site screening criteria
   adapted from National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) criteria and GIS data provided by NREL, EPA and the Virginia Department of
   Mines, Minerals and Energy. This map and its associated data are intended to provide a general understanding of the renewable energy potential
   of abandoned coal mine areas in Virginia; additional site specific analysis is required to determine the actual potential of these sites. These sites
   are tracked and monitored by state agencies. For further information, please see the accompanying Data Guidelines document at
   http://www.epa.gov/renewab/eenergyland/or contact Gaffney.Kristeen@epa.gov or cleanenergy@epa.gov.
                                                                                     U.S. EPA OSWER
                                                                                     CENTER FOR PROGRAM ANALYSIS

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