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Wind Industry Profile of

AWEA Wind Power Project Siting Workshop

February 14 - 15, 2008, Austin, TX

With wind power development expanding and with new participants entering the wind development business, this workshop will look at the various ways wind power projects affect - and don't affect - elements of the human and natural environment. This regionally-focused program will include presentations on emerging issues of project siting, such as bat interactions and wildlife research, wildlife survey techniques and radar concerns, and updates on siting processes.

Program Co-Chairs:

Rene Braud, Manager Environmental Affairs, BP Alternative Energy
Mike Sloan, Managing Consultant, The Wind Coalition

Workshop Topics

Topics to be covered include:

- Regulations, Permits & Guidelines – from stormwater permits to siting guidelines
- Wildlife Issues and Research Results – the latest on today’s wildlife issues and on-going research
- Technical Issues – radar and military impacts, hunting impacts, and other considerations
- Community Relations – how to work effectively with communities and deal with opponents
- Transmission Siting – the Texas CREZ process and other regional transmission initiatives

Program schedule and topics subject to change. Speakers to be announced shortly. For the latest workshop information, visit http://www.awea.org/events/projectsiting08/.

What Attendees Will Learn

- Attendees will gain an understanding of the latest wind project siting issues and developments
- Attendees will hear field research results on regional wildlife issues such as bats and prairie chickens
- Attendees will learn ways to work with advocates and address project opposition
- Attendees will have the opportunity to network with experts in the business
- Attendees will hear speakers addressing national and regional topics Registration Details

Register by January 23 for discounted prices!

Online registration, pricing, and other registration details are now available at

Exhibition Opportunities

A limited number of exhibition spots are available at this workshop. Reach your target audience for high quality interaction with leading wind professionals in the operations and maintenance fields.

Contact Lori Rugh at lrugh@awea.org or (661) 821-2149
for more exhibition information.

Why Attend AWEA Events?

The revenue generated from AWEA events is put right back into services that promote and advance the wind industry. Examples include promoting favorable policies (such as the PTC and RPS) through work with our government legislators, wind visibility campaigns, communicating and educating America on the benefits of wind energy, addressing environmental concerns, pushing for advanced transmission access for wind, and many others. ONLY AWEA puts your dollars to work on advancing the wind energy industry.

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