This webinar covers lessons learned in the permitting of utility-scale wind projects and the development of ordinances and regulations for governing project development. Learn from county experts and the policy analysts at the Four Corners Wind Resource Center.
Introduction to the Four Corners Wind Resource Center
Amanda Ormond, a contractor with Interwest Energy Alliance, provides a description of the center, its mission, the services it offers, and our partners and sponsors. Ms. Ormond's presentation is available here.
Local benefits of utility-scale wind development
Scott Albrecht, County Administrator for Beaver County, Utah, discusses impacts of the First Wind development on the economy of this rural community. Mr. Albrecht's presentation is available here. The four minute video featured in this presentation may be viewed here.
Regulatory mechanisms for permitting wind at the county level
Karin Wadsack, Project Director for Northern Arizona University, presents examples of different ways counties can regulate wind development. Ms. Wadsack's presentation is available here.
Experiences in permitting utility-scale wind
John DeWitt, Land Use Director for Lincoln County, Colorado, discusses lessons learned from permitting 5 utility-scale wind projects.