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AWEA Wind Project Siting Seminar

March 19 - 20, 2014

Hilton New Orleans Riverside | New Orleans, Louisiana

Event Update (2/11/14)

The AWEA Project Siting Seminar has been RESCHEDULED for March 19 – 20, 2014.  An updated registration system and hotel reservation information has been posted.

New keynote speaker announced

Elizabeth Klein, U.S. Department of InteriorElizabeth Klein
Associate Deputy Secretary
U.S. Department of Interior




Maintain compliance with the BGEPA and MBTA

With recent action by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to extend the maximum duration of eagle take permits and enforcement actions against wind farm operators for impacts to eagles, it is imperative that both developers and operators attend this conference to hear the latest strategies on how to maintain compliance with the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act (BGEPA) and Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA).

New - poster presentations

For the first time at the AWEA Wind Project Siting Seminar, AWEA will be hosting a Poster Networking Reception. Use this unique opportunity to converse with poster presentation authors in a more closed-knit atmosphere. 

About the seminar

As the wind industry has grown and evolved, it is clear that environmental and siting professionals’ scope of work encompasses the full life cycle of a wind energy facility ... from development to construction to operations. Over the past decade the wind industry has taken tremendous strides to understand and minimize impacts to the environment and the general public.

This year’s agenda aims to provide attendees with the latest strategies and information to effectively minimize siting and permitting risks and create conditions that will allow facilities to operate in compliance with permit obligations and environmental laws, while maximizing energy output.

In 2014, AWEA is bringing leaders from the industry, scientific community, and government authorities together in order to collaborate on lessons learned, creating a robust event that will crystallize the latest issues. During the AWEA Wind Project Siting Seminar, attendees will have access to tools that establish value for projects across the country facing a myriad of siting and operational issues.



Program Chairs

Christina CalabreseChristina Calabrese
Lead Environmental Specialist
Duke Energy

Derek RiemanDerek Rieman
Development Project Manager
EDP Renewables



Want to exhibit or sponsor?

If your company would like to exhibit at or sponsor this event, please contact Mike Swinburne, Events, Sponsorships, & International Relations Manager, phone: +1 (202) 383-2502. Learn more about maximizing your visibility at AWEA events >