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Title: An Initial Evaluation of Siting Considerations on Current and Future Wind Deployment

Abstract

This report provides a deeper understanding of the wind project development process, from desktop studies to a successful project in the ground. It examines three siting consideration categories that wind project sponsors must include in the development process: wildlife (species that live in, near, or migrate through the area where wind development is possible), radar (wind turbines can cause interference with radar signals), and public engagement (representing communities and stakeholders who live near wind power projects). The research shows that although this country's abundant wind resource provides numerous options for addressing siting considerations, actually siting individual projects is becoming more difficult because of regulatory and other uncertainties. Model results are based on the premise that developers will be able to site, permit, and build successful projects, which is not always the case in reality.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [2]
  1. National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
  2. GE Energy Consulting, Denver, CO (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Wind and Water Technologies Office (EE-4W)
OSTI Identifier:
1279497
Report Number(s):
NREL/TP-5000-61750
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
17 WIND ENERGY; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY; wind energy; deployment barriers; wind project siting

Citation Formats

Tegen, Suzanne, Lantz, Eric, Mai, Trieu, Heimiller, Donna, Hand, Maureen, and Ibanez, Eduardo. An Initial Evaluation of Siting Considerations on Current and Future Wind Deployment. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.2172/1279497.
Tegen, Suzanne, Lantz, Eric, Mai, Trieu, Heimiller, Donna, Hand, Maureen, & Ibanez, Eduardo. An Initial Evaluation of Siting Considerations on Current and Future Wind Deployment. United States. doi:10.2172/1279497.
Tegen, Suzanne, Lantz, Eric, Mai, Trieu, Heimiller, Donna, Hand, Maureen, and Ibanez, Eduardo. 2016. "An Initial Evaluation of Siting Considerations on Current and Future Wind Deployment". United States. doi:10.2172/1279497. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1279497.
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author = {Tegen, Suzanne and Lantz, Eric and Mai, Trieu and Heimiller, Donna and Hand, Maureen and Ibanez, Eduardo},
abstractNote = {This report provides a deeper understanding of the wind project development process, from desktop studies to a successful project in the ground. It examines three siting consideration categories that wind project sponsors must include in the development process: wildlife (species that live in, near, or migrate through the area where wind development is possible), radar (wind turbines can cause interference with radar signals), and public engagement (representing communities and stakeholders who live near wind power projects). The research shows that although this country's abundant wind resource provides numerous options for addressing siting considerations, actually siting individual projects is becoming more difficult because of regulatory and other uncertainties. Model results are based on the premise that developers will be able to site, permit, and build successful projects, which is not always the case in reality.},
doi = {10.2172/1279497},
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