10 Years of Collaboration on Solutions for Wind Energy and Wildlife

About Us

Spring Valley, Pattern Energy

Solving Wind-Wildlife Challenges for a Sustainable Energy Future

A Challenge …

With over 89 gigawatts installed in the U.S., wind energy continues to expand, providing jobs, energy security, and helping reduce emissions. Like all forms of energy production, wind can pose some risks to wildlife. There is a need to accurately assess these risks and produce cost-effective, science-based solutions.

… That We Can Solve

Through collaboration and credible science, AWWI and partners are developing solutions to pave the way for a sustainable, clean energy future where wind energy and wildlife can both thrive.

1,270

Reports in AWWI's searchable Documents Library

36

Number of companies and organizations that partner with AWWI

33+

Number of technologies being developed worldwide intended to avoid and minimize collisions

Lee Jay Fingersh/NREL, Flickr, licensed under CC BY 2.0

A Groundbreaking Collaboration

We are a partnership of leaders in the wind industry, wildlife management agencies, and science and conservation organizations who collaborate on a shared mission:

To facilitate timely and responsible development of wind energy while protecting wildlife and wildlife habitat.

AWWI Partners

Enabling Sustainable Results

Study

AWWI uses novel approaches to assess risk and reduce uncertainty. This informs permitting, siting, and operation to advance wind energy and improve conservation.

Solve

Technology makes it possible to minimize impacts to birds and bats. Collaborative research identifies priorities and informs best practices to avoid, minimize, and offset impacts.

Act

Through outreach and collaboration, AWWI shares the latest research and helps partners implement wind-wildlife solutions.

Kay Wind Facility, Southern Power

Website

New AWWI Website

AWWI’s new website is live! Explore the new site to find updated information on wind energy and wildlife, and visit the new searchable Results Catalog for AWWI tools, research, and solutions.

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Mexican Free-Tailed Bats Exiting Bracken Bat Cave By USFWS Headquarters, Flickr, licensed under CC BY 2.0

Report

AWWIC Bat Technical Report

AWWIC is the most comprehensive post-construction fatality database in the U.S., incorporating both public and confidential data. It is allowing us to analyze fatality data for different species across multiple sites and regions to better understand wind’s risks to wildlife. This first report summarizes bat fatality data and sets the foundation for understanding which species are at risk, where, and why.

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Story Series

Success Stories in Wind and Wildlife

As part of celebrating 10 years of collaboration, read success stories in wind and wildlife. These stories highlight the progress being made to solve wind-wildlife challenges, and the vision for the future for fully sustainable wind energy.

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