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Accession Number DE2012-1033594
Title Best Practices for Wind Energy Development in the Great Lakes Region.
Publication Date Jul 2011
Media Count 72p
Personal Author C. Haven J. Hummer V. Pebbles
Abstract This report offers a menu of 18 different, yet complementary, preferred practices and policies. The best practices cover all phases of the wind energy development process - from the policies that allow for wind development, to the sustainable operation of a wind project, to the best practices for decommissioning a spent turbine - including applications for offshore wind. Each best practice describes the opportunities and challenges (pros and cons), and offers a case example that illustrates how that best practice is being utilized by a particular jurisdiction or wind project. The practices described in this publication were selected by a diverse group of interests from the Great Lakes Wind Collaborative that included environmental groups, industry, academia, and federal, state and local government regulators. The practices were identified through a year-long process that included a literature review, online survey and interviews with individuals from the public, private and non-profit sectors. Optimally, a suite of these best practices would be applied in an appropriate combination to fit the conditions of a particular wind project or a set of wind projects within a given locality or region.
Keywords Decommissioning
Great Lakes
Local government
Offshore sites
Project development
Surveys
Wind power
Wind turbines


 
Source Agency Technical Information Center Oak Ridge Tennessee
NTIS Subject Category 97O - Miscellaneous Energy Conversion & Storage
Corporate Author Great Lakes Commission, Ann Arbor, MI.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1226
Contract Number DE-EE0000506

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