LCSD1 Schools Wind Energy Monitoring Systems Dashboards

Wyoming has been blessed with the highest wind power potentials of any other US state. Wyoming’s high altitude, and open prairies make it the perfect location for Wind Energy production. The southeastern coroner of the state that houses Laramie, Platte, Converse and Goshen Counties is the ideal location for the high production of energy from wind. The vast amount of land that is owned by the BLM and the low population of the state make Wyoming the perfect place for energy development with wind resources.

Wind power is the conversion of wind energy into a useful form of energy. An example of this would be using wind turbines to make electricity, windmills for mechanical power and windpumps for water pumping or drainage. One of Wyoming’s first wind farms was in the area located near Arlington. The Foote Creek Rim wind project has produced over 43% of energy for its 85 mile wide region. With that Wyoming is already a large exporter to some surrounding states such as; Colorado, Utah and Oregon as well.

Laramie County School District No. 1 and other districts across the state have taken their growing knowledge of wind energy and started applying the information to schools in their district. Wind energy curriculum is growing across the state at a steady rate. Schools such as Cheyenne Central High School, Cheyenne East High School and Saddle Ridge Elementary just to name a few are participating in wind energy programs. With student’s growing excitement about the wind programs and parents interest in “Going Green,” the Wind Energy projects are a great way for families to about energy production together.

Each school that is involved in some sort of a wind energy program has placed their ongoing information on the districts website. The website shows the energy differences by minute, day, week, month and year. It also shows differences in amounts of energy and how it can relate to things such as the light bulb or gallon of gas. Schools find this program education for all ages, starting with the younger children learning about the weather; growing to the older kids and helping them to understand difficult math problems.