What is North Georgia’s Wind Potential?
Some developers and landowners are starting to explore wind energy in Georgia and are finding options offshore and onshore, including in northern Georgia. The wind energy potential found in north Georgia is located in the mountain regions on the top of mountains of higher elevation. According to the Georgia Wind Resource Map, the below counties have untapped wind resources (Class 3 and 4).
Based solely on the area available there are hundreds of megawatts of wind potential in this area. However, factors such as wildlife, topography, viewsheds and other considerations will eliminate certain areas from development.
In order to help north Georgia landowners and citizens better understand the wind energy opportunities in the area, the Georgia Wind Working Group hosted a public forum on wind energy in Hiawassee, GA in 2011. To view presentations from the forum please click here. The Wind Working Group will continue to explore options of hosting additional forums in north Georgia.