As the wind industry has grown and evolved, the scope and complexity of siting and environmental compliance issues has evolved and increased, and now affects all phases of a wind facility's life-cycle. While there are additional questions that need to be addressed in order to provide the groundwork for future development and operational compliance, over the past several decades much has been learned about siting, operational issues and strategies developed to address them. As a result, the industry has developed a very stable foundation.
To build on this foundation, in 2015 AWEA will gather leaders from the wind industry, environmental permitting and compliance sector, the scientific community and regulatory officials for a robust discussion about the current state of siting and environmental compliance. Take away key insights within wind energy development, operations, evolving trends, and strategies for improving the project permitting process and maximizing the output of operating assets while increasing regulatory and legal certainty.
Henry Campen, a Partner in Parker Poe's Raleigh office, will be a panelist during the session on "Legislators Acting Like Regulators".