Global Wind Atlas 3.4 released

The Global Wind Atlas version 3.4 includes a very useful new feature and a couple of improvements. It is now possible to show a map of the electricity grid, and the roads and labels are updated to show more detailed elements.

DTU Wind and Energy Systems has today released the Global Wind Atlas (GWA) version 3.4. As such, the GWA continues to help policymakers, planners and investors identify global, national, regional and local high-wind areas for wind power generation. DTU would like to acknowledge the funding provided by the World Bank’s Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) as well as advice and review provided by its staff and consultants.

GWA users who are interested in electricity grids will appreciate the new global layer, which can be turned on as a background layer (in the map controls, in the top right corner of the GWA map), mapping electricity transmission grids for different voltage levels and making it possible to quickly assess the possibilities for grid connection of wind turbines and wind farms. The "Electricity Grid" layer in the GWA was obtained from Open Street Map via the Open Infrastructure Map. For more information about this map layer, please refer to the Datasets page of the GWA.

In GWA 3.4, DTU and Nazka Mapps also introduce an upgraded global “Road Map” layer (now also including highways and smaller roads) and an upgraded global "Labels" map layer (now also including towns and villages), for better navigation.

The Global Wind Atlas is developed, owned and operated by DTU, Technical University of Denmark. DTU wishes to thank all organizations and individuals involved in the development of the GWA 3.4, including those not listed above, who have provided important input data, advice, review, and feedback.

For a more complete list of new features:

For more information and terms of use: