AWEA Wind Project Siting & Environmental Compliance Conference 2017

March 20 - 22, 2017

Austin, TX

Department of Energy

Department of Energy.  Trained falcon equipped with GPS and VHF tracking, gathering data
to help scientists improve bird detection technology.

Wind Wildlife Detection and Deterrent Technology Development for Wind Energy Deployment and Determining R&D Needs

March 20, 2017 | 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM


Engage a multidisciplinary group of stakeholders to discuss and identify:

  • Strategies to empower agencies with confidence in the viability of technology systems to mitigate impacts to wildlife.
  • Practical ways technology testers and verifiers can support the industry in advancing technology to ensure permitting requirements are being met.
  • Next steps for bringing detection and deterrent systems closer to commercialization.

Pre - Conference Takeaways: An enhanced understanding of near term efforts in terms of technology testing and innovative methods designed to reduce barriers to wind energy deployment in the United States, resulting from concerns for wildlife impacts.