Science-based responsible environmental management is at the core of every wind energy project. Using practical Canadian examples, this session will focus on the multitude of environmental considerations throughout the lifecycle of many successful wind projects. An expert panel will share environmental successes, opportunities for growth and lessons learned. Topics include procurement, permitting challenges, bat mitigation and much more.
Short presentations followed by a Panel Discussion
Moderator: Alyssa Edwards, Director, Environmental Permitting, EDF Renewables
Environmental Management Begins with Procurement
Shannon Major, Director of EHS Canada, AECOM
Wind Energy Effects on Bat Populations and Latest Management Tools
Todd Mattson, Senior Ecologist, WEST Inc.
Environmental Permitting: Avoiding the Pitfalls when Moving from Development to Construction
Rob Nadolny, Renewable Energy Subsector Lead, Canada, Stantec
A Case Study of Environmental Deficiencies during Construction of a Southern Alberta Wind Facility and Subsequent Mitigation: Lessons Learned
Charlie Palmer, Practice Leader (WIA), Hemmera Envirochem Inc.
Validation of Bat Deterrence Effectiveness Through Full Scale Testing on Several Wind Plants
Jose Velasquez, Wind Plant Optimization Sales Engineer, NRG Systems