Permitting and Siting Wind Facilities
|Oregon Columbia Plateau Ecoregion Wind Energy Siting and Permitting Guidelines
In the fall of 2007, representatives from the wind energy industry, counties, environmental organizations, consultants and state and federal resource agencies (the Taskforce) convened to collaboratively develop wind energy siting and permitting guidelines for the Columbia Plateau Ecoregion (Guidelines).
An excellent handbook on permitting is available from the National Wind Coordinating Committee: http://nationalwind.org/pubs/permit/permitting2002.pdf
For siting of large (over 105 MW) wind farms in Oregon, please see "Energy Facility Siting"
"Planning for locally-regulated energy facilities", A Guidebook for Oregon Cities and Counties on Siting Wind, Solar and Cogeneration Energy Facilities, Electric Power Transmission and Distribution Lines and Natural Gas and Petroleum Pipelines:.
"Farmers' Guide to Wind Energy: Legal Issues in Farming the Wind"
This book serves as a guide to the many legal issues faced by farmers and rural landowners who seek to develop wind energy projects. The Farmers' Guide to Wind Energy: Legal Issues in Farming the Wind provides legal information for individuals developing wind projects, regardless of size. This includes farmer-owned large utility-scale wind farms as well as smaller on-farm or residential wind turbine projects. Legal issues covered in this guide include negotiating wind property agreements, siting a wind farm, liability risks associated with developing and operating wind turbines, project financing, choice of business structure, government incentives for wind development, and the tax consequences of these efforts.
Noise Regulations and Wind Energy Facilities
The Oregon Wind Working Group has a sub committee that works on permitting and siting issues.
Permitting for small wind energy systems:
Wind farms in the Pacific Northwest windy areas
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability of theDraft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (DPEIS) on Wind Energy Development on BLM-Administered Lands in the Western United States.
|Renewable Energy |
Wind Energy Information for Landowners
Generation of Electricity from Renewable Sources
Estimating the Cost of Generating
Commercial Wind Power Generation Facility Siting Requirements in Union County, Oregon
Umatilla County Wind Power Generation Facility Siting
Wind Energy Guide for County Commissioners