Collaboration on Solutions for Wind Energy and Wildlife

10th Anniversary Documentary

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Solving Wind-Wildlife Challenges for a Sustainable Energy Future

A Challenge …

With over 120 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

44

Number of companies and organizations that support and partner with AWWI

43+

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.

AWWI presents the inaugural Solar Symposium, December 1-3, 2021. The virtual Symposium will convene experts and stakeholders from across sectors to review the state of the science for solar power and wildlife/natural resource and identify research gaps and priority questions.

Progress Report

AWWI 2019-2020 Progress Report

Every other year, AWWI reports on our progress and shares accomplishments and milestones. These successes are possible thanks to our dedicated supporters. View our 2019-2020 Progress Report for highlights and milestones from the past two years.

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Meeting Materials

WWRM 2020 Proceedings and Recordings Available Now!

The Proceedings and recorded content for the virtual 13th NWCC Wind Wildlife Research Meeting are available now! You can now access recordings of over 80 presentations and panels on the latest wind-wildlife research, and explore the meeting Proceedings.

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Webinar

Webinar recording: GenEst Comparison Study

On May 26, AWWI held a webinar on a study comparing the performance of the GenEst statistical mortality estimator to other mortality estimators used to correct for sources of detection error in post-construction monitoring studies and estimate collision mortality for birds and bats at wind energy facilities. The webinar recording now available!

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News

Wind Wildlife Research Fund Announces 2021 Research Projects

The Wind Wildlife Research Fund has selected research projects for 2021, including three new projects that focus on understanding bat interactions with wind energy, and continued support of three ongoing projects that started in 2019 and 2020! Learn more about the new and ongoing projects.

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