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Wind Energy

TRA has the expertise needed to expeditiously plan, review, and implement renewable wind energy projects. Despite the energy security and greenhouse gas benefits provided by wind energy, many projects face difficult regulatory and environmental permitting hurdles that can delay project schedules if not properly accounted for. These issues can include:

• Conformance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Part 77 restrictions / Radar interference
• Conformance with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Eagle Conservation Plans
• Conflicts with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service voluntary Avian and Bat Protection Plan guidelines
• Impacts to jurisdictional wetlands
• Impacts to species covered under the Federal and State Endangered Species Acts
• Local concerns such as noise, visual impacts, shadow flicker, land use conflicts (e.g., zoning setbacks, loss of agricultural lands)

TRA has the resources, staff, and ability to prepare necessary environmental documentation, respond to local issues affecting wind energy projects, and quickly and efficiently obtain permits. Below are the services that TRA can provide either directly or through a specialized subcontractor:

• NEPA and CEQA documentation
• Biological surveys, permitting and Habitat Conservation Plan development
• Noise monitoring and modeling
• Visual simulations
• FAA Part 77/TERPS analyses, radar probability of detection (Pd) modeling
• Permit acquisition
• Construction monitoring, including biological oversight

Please contact us for more information on how we can help you with your wind energy project.