gorge wind

gorge wind

[′gȯrj ‚wind]
(meteorology)
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It complements the existing Columbia River Gorge wind resource, which is both summer peaking and nocturnal, and has a yearly average Net Capacity Factor in excess of 41%.
However, this study now provides empirical evidence to all off takers in the Pacific Northwest and to BPA that, the addition of Montana wind into their renewable portfolio will bring the benefits of geographic diversification whilst at the same time providing a far superior match to the region's load than the current Columbia River Gorge wind resource.
With its diversity of renewable energy resources - Columbia River Gorge wind, waves off the Oregon Coast, central Oregon geothermal power, and burning wood debris from thinned and logged forests, called biomass, to generate heat or electricity - Kulongoski said Oregon is well-positioned to attract manufacturers of the equipment used in renewable energy production.