Wind power Archive
After reviewing a summary of stakeholder discussions following a stakeholder engagement process by the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) on the development of wind energy regulations in Alberta, AWA has serious outstanding concerns and related suggestions regarding the regulation of wind energy development in Alberta. There are a number of critical issues that have not been adequately addressed including the far-reaching footprint of wind energy developments, the necessary role of AUC as a regulator in compliance monitoring, the need for clear regulations guiding environmental thresholds and reclamation of old sites, the need to have regional planning that identifies thresholds for cumulative impacts, and the need to employ the precautionary principle and adaptive management in this rapidly changing and expanding industry.
Letter from AWA to Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC), concerning Bulletin 2011-25, Consultation on Wind-power Generation Regulatory Permitting.
Bulletin 2011-25 from the Alberta Utilities commission: Consultation on wind-power generation regulatory permitting
The Alberta Government's Fish and Wildlife Division's Wildlife Guidelines for Alberta Wind Energy Projects
Input by participants in a process to recommend guidelines for minimizing disturbance of Native Prairie, April 2011
2011-05-25 Recommended Principles and Guidelines for Minimizing Disturbance of Native Prairie from Wind Energy Development
A series of recommendations produced by the Foothills Restoration Forum and Native Prairie Working Group.