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Abstract: Integrating Environmental Considerations into
Wind Power Project Siting
Wind power has experienced tremendous growth in the U.S. over the past few years. Along with this dramatic increase in project development, competition for the "best" spots has locations. Wind power development companies must make strategic decisions regarding the sites in which they will invest. These decisions are driven by a number of technical and commercial factors. The industry is constantly improving its practices regarding pre-development siting, with the intent of identifying "fatal flaws" or comparing sites in order to prioritize them for investment. The presentation will discuss some of the approaches being taken for this pre-development siting, with a specific focus on the integration of environmental considerations into siting analysis.