Supercomputing future wind power rise

First detailed study of scenarios for how wind energy can expand to 20 percent of total US electrical supply by 2030. Results showed expansion of installed capacity makes small impact on efficiency and local climate by deploying next generation, larger wind turbines. Simulations conducted on DOE NERSC Cori supercomputer, analyzed on XSEDE-allocated Jetstream and Wrangler systems. Improved calculations of US wind resources can ensure better decision making and a better, more robust energy supply.