Avian Mitigation Plan: Kenetech Model Wind Turbines, Altamont Pass WRA, California. Curry, R. & Kerlinger, P. In Proceedings of the National Avian-Wind Power Planning Meeting III, San Diego, CA, May 1998, pages 18-28, 1998.
Avian Mitigation Plan: Kenetech Model Wind Turbines, Altamont Pass WRA, California [pdf]Website  abstract   bibtex   
The objective of the avian mitigation plan is to take immediate action to reduce the number of avian fatalities associated with the operation of Kenetech-designed wind turbines in the Altamont Pass Wind Resource Area (AWRA). The plan, a group of treatments, was developed through analysis of past AWRA research, evaluation of current avian use patterns, identification of potential treatments, and implementation of actions based on these findings. The plan is being implemented in accordance with consultations between U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) personnel in both the Portland and Sacramento offices, the current owners of the Kenetech-designed wind turbines, and their consultants. The implementation plan is being funded by a consortium of owners operating Kenetech-designed wind turbines in the AWRA. The need to take immediate action was prompted by three factors. The first is the California Energy Commission (CEC) report of 1992. Estimates presented in this report of the number of raptors killed by windfarm-related injuries raised the issue to a high level of concern among the various stakeholders. This concern motivated concerned parties to put pressure on the FWS to take steps to stop these fatalities. Second, the high level of fatalities reported over the years by the wind plant operators to the FWS, and Alameda County has not declined. Third, regulatory agencies and many other stakeholders feel that enough study of the problem has taken place, and that there is sufficient information to proceed with specific remedial actions.
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