Understanding the Current Science, Regulation, and Mitigation of Shadow Flicker Webinar
February 10, 2011
This is the fifth in a series of free webinars funded by the DOE Wind Powering America Initiative. The webinar included a panel of experts in the fields of visual assessment, landscape architecture, and environmental planning with a question and answer session.
The webinar was designed for attendance by the general public, local officials, state regulators, facility siting decision-makers, policy-makers, and others interested in a review of objective information on the impacts of wind energy.
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- Thomas Priestley (PDF 7.2 MB), Senior Environmental Planner, CH2M Hill
- Matthew Allen (PDF 1.5 MB), Principal, Saratoga Associates
- Richard Lampeter (PDF 299 KB), Senior Scientist, Epsilon Associates
The presentations and discussion provided webinar participants with an understanding of:
- What shadow flicker is, and how it is created;
- The methodologies used to forecast when, where, and how much shadow flicker will occur;
- How forecasted data are analyzed to estimate the potential impact on nearby receptors;
- The current landscape of state and local regulations, ordinances and guidance documents, and their role in the wind project permitting process;
- Available mitigation and management practices; and,
- Areas in need of additional research and analysis.
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