April 2006 (20 pp)
NWCC partnered with the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) to prepare this compilation of approaches that states, municipalities and other jurisdictions are taking on siting wind energy facilities. The fact sheets are intended as resource documents to highlight processes for siting wind energy facilities in several states.
June 2005 (51 pp.)
NWCC Siting Workgroup studied nine communities’ reactions to local wind development projects, examining the changes in community perceptions before, during and after project construction, identifying circumstances that distinguish welcomed projects from projects that were not accepted by communities.
Second edition, August 2002 (58 pp)
Handbook written to assist stakeholders – including decision-makers and agency staff at all levels of government, wind developers, interested parties and the public – to be informed participants in the wind energy development decision-making process.
Proceedings of Technical Considerations in Siting Wind Developments: Research Meeting
The National Wind Coordinating Collaborative (NWCC) teamed with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) to convene leading researchers, developers, policymakers and regulators in a discussion about the state-of-the-art in wind energy siting. Proceedings document includes summaries of presentations and dialogue on the topics of: visual impacts, acoustic considerations, radar interference, property values, and icing considerations.
December 2005 (93 pp.)
Purpose of meeting was to examine what tools and techniques are available to developers, communities, and consultants to look at non-wildlife siting questions. Proceedings document includes summaries of presentations and dialogue on the topics of: visual impacts; lighting, FAA regulations, and air hazards; sound impacts; electromagnetic interference; and safety impacts.
July 27, 2006 (Reno, NV)
NWCC convened experts to share their work on interactions between wind power and radar impacts in a number of regions in the U.S.
May 18-19, 2006 (Washington, D.C.)
Representatives of a number of organizations involved in the energy sector convened to discuss the future of the nation's energy supply and the role of wind power.
October 20, 2005 (Washington, D.C.)
The NWCC hosted a forum to explore the relationship between wind energy and air quality, examining ways for wind power to help achieve air quality goals in Michigan and across the country.