This webinar will cover 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.
The webinar is scheduled for 10:00 to 11:00 am Mountain Standard Time on Monday, January 26. Please register here.
10:00 - 10:10 am - Introduction to the Four Corners Wind Resource Center
We will provide a description of the center, its mission, the services it offers, and our partners and sponsors.
Four Corners Wind Resource Center Staff Member (TBD)
10:10 -10:25 am - Local benefits of utility-scale wind development
Scott Albrecht, County Administrator for Beaver County, Utah, will discuss impacts of the First Wind development on the economy of this rural community.
10:25 -10:35 am - Regulatory mechanisms for permitting wind at the county level
Karin Wadsack, Project Director for Northern Arizona University, will present examples of different ways counties can regulate wind development.
10:35 - 10:50 am - Experiences in permitting utility-scale wind
John DeWitt, Land Use Director for Lincoln County, Colorado, will discuss lessons learned from permitting 5 utility-scale wind projects.
10:50 - 11:00 am - Q&A/Wrap up
After the webinar, presentations will be made available on the 4CWRC website.