[ApaIllinois] APA Webcast: Wind Large and Small

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Tue Jul 21 15:05:29 CDT 2009

Due to a few cancellations extra spots have opened for this upcoming webcast. Register now to reserve a spot.

Wind-Large and Small  
Join us for a Webinar on August 7    
Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
August’s webinar sponsored by the Western Central Chapter 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.  
Title:   Wind-Large and Small  
Date:  Friday, August 7, 2009  
Time:  12:50 PM - 2:30 PM EDT   
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.  
System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 2000, XP Home, XP Pro, 2003 Server, Vista  
Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.4 (Tiger®) or newer    
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