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Friday, August 07, 2009
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

APA Monthly Webcast: Wind-Large and Small

Event:APA Monthly Webcast: Wind-Large and SmallLocation:MORPCTime:1:00 PMDescription:Wind-Large and Small 

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

This webinar will cover the topic of wind, both large and small scale projects. Erica Heller of Clarion Associates will present information about alternative energy production through the harnessing of renewable natural resources and its importance as a  component of environmental and economic sustainability.  As interest in alternative energy increases, more communities are faced with permitting requests from citizens and businesses interested in generating wind power. But many communities are entirely unprepared to review wind turbine permits and lack standards to ensure safe installation in compatible locations.  This presentation will focus on wind power generation in rural and urban-edge settings.  To begin, we will explore the benefits of wind power generation, and discuss real and perceived land use impacts of wind turbines- such as noise, avian impacts, and aesthetics.  New wind power technology is expanding to include more small turbines that can power farms, homes, and businesses.  We will discuss a three-pronged approach to revamping zoning and development codes-removing obstacles, enacting standards, and creating incentives-to create locally appropriate standards for small wind turbines. Jim Neblett, Planning Director for Logan County, Colorado, has extensive experience permitting large wind farm projects in rural areas.  Jim's presentation will focus on the process of permitting 1.5 megawatt or larger turbines and associated facilities through a conditional use permit process and development agreements.  Large scale wind projects pose different challenges to planners than are encountered with small or domestic wind projects.  Impacts to local governments include existing and new road networks, establishing power corridors to transfer generated power to the grid, impact fees, inspection requirements, and challenges to landowners.  Learn how to pull all of it together in a win-win scenario. Sponsored by American Planning Association Western Central Chapter

There is no cost to attend, but seating is limited to 10 attendees. Please RSVP to Nancy Reger if you plan to attend.

Event:APA Monthly Webcast: Wind-Large and SmallLocation:MORPCTime:1:00 PMDescription:Wind-Large and Small  1:00 PM - 2:30 PM This webinar will cover the topic of wind, both large and small scale projects. Erica Heller of Clarion Associates will present information about alternative energy production through the harnessing of renewable natural resources and its importance as a  component of environmental and economic sustainability.  As interest in alternative energy increases, more communities are faced with permitting requests from citizens and businesses interested in generating wind power. But many communities are entirely unprepared to review wind turbine permits and lack standards to ensure safe installation in compatible locations.  This presentation will focus on wind power generation in rural and urban-edge settings.  To begin, we will explore the benefits of wind power generation, and discuss real and perceived land use impacts of wind turbines- such as noise, avian impacts, and aesthetics.  New wind power technology is expanding to include more small turbines that can power farms, homes, and businesses.  We will discuss a three-pronged approach to revamping zoning and development codes-removing obstacles, enacting standards, and creating incentives-to create locally appropriate standards for small wind turbines. Jim Neblett, Planning Director for Logan County, Colorado, has extensive experience permitting large wind farm projects in rural areas.  Jim's presentation will focus on the process of permitting 1.5 megawatt or larger turbines and associated facilities through a conditional use permit process and development agreements.  Large scale wind projects pose different challenges to planners than are encountered with small or domestic wind projects.  Impacts to local governments include existing and new road networks, establishing power corridors to transfer generated power to the grid, impact fees, inspection requirements, and challenges to landowners.  Learn how to pull all of it together in a win-win scenario. Sponsored by American Planning Association Western Central Chapter There is no cost to attend, but seating is limited to 10 attendees. Please RSVP to Nancy Reger if you plan to attend.

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