Jay Haley

Principal of Wind Energy | Mechanical Engineer

Jay is the managing principal of EAPC’s Wind Energy division and has been involved with wind energy since 1983. He has performed numerous wind resource and energy assessments for community economic development groups, utilities, wind developers, Native American Tribes, and private citizens. Jay has performed or supervised the wind resource assessments and energy assessments for more than 150 projects totaling more than 20,000 MW, of which, more than 6,000 MW are currently in operation. He has also provided Independent Engineering reviews of other consultant’s wind assessment reports for various potential investors on 30 projects totaling more than 3,800 MW.

Jay is also a certified WAsP user as well as a WindPRO training instructor, and has conducted more than 40 training courses and trained more than 500 wind industry personnel in the proper use of WindPRO and WAsP as it relates to wind resource and energy assessment and site suitability.

Jay has been involved in the planning, permitting, design, construction, and operation of wind farms. He’s made hundreds of public presentations on wind energy and has been the wind industry’s primary spokesperson in ND.

Jay is an appointed technical expert representing the U.S. delegation on the International Standards Committee IEC 61400-15 – Assessment of Wind Resource, Energy Yield and Site Suitability Input Conditions for Wind Power Plants.

A Wind Developer’s Guide to the Transmission Grid

While many developers put time and consideration into new project siting, permitting, turbine selection, and financing, transmission is sometimes an afterthought. However, transmission considerations are just as important as finding the right project site.