AMHERST, Mass. - A program based at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is aimed at helping municipalities, nonprofit groups, and landowners determine whether they can make electricity with wind power. The program will loan wind-monitoring equipment and will provide other assistance to people and groups considering developing windpower, said Sally Wright, the program coordinator. The effort is aimed at encouraging wind energy development in Massachusetts by helping potential wind turbine users to determine their wind resource and how to proceed. The Renewable Energy Research Laboratory (RERL) at UMass Amherst will administer the program, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), and Massachusetts Division of Energy Resources (DOER).