Commonwealth Wind Program Manual for Community and Commercial Wind Projects

“The goals of the Commonwealth Wind Incentive Program (‘Commonwealth Wind’) are to 1) guide and support wind project proponents through the detailed analysis and community engagement necessary to evaluate proposed projects and 2) support the development of projects that, through the results of this process, demonstrate appropriate siting.  Commonwealth Wind provides rebate and grant funding…

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Rhode Island Renewable Energy Siting Partnership Final Report: Volume 1, Summary Report

“The Renewable Energy Siting Partnership (RESP) is a state-wide renewable energy resource assessment and siting analysis in Rhode Island that blends a worldwide literature review, state-specific original research, and an extensive stakeholder engagement process to help Rhode Islanders evaluate and plan for renewable energy in their communities.”  One of the three categories of renewable energy…

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Land-based Wind Energy: A Guide to Understanding the Issues and Making Informed Decisions

This guide “is intended as a tool for decision makers and community members to enhance their understanding of the questions surrounding wind development and to provide resources on how communities can collaboratively evaluate the potential for utility-scale, land-based wind energy.”  In particular, this document includes (1) “guidelines for how to assess the quality of information…

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Wind Resource Assessment Handbook

“The development of modern utility-scale wind farms often requires that the developer conduct a wind resource assessment campaign prior to construction.  The information that is collected during this measurement program is utilized to estimate the potential energy production from a proposed wind farm project, thereby providing information to help determine the economic viability of installing…

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Connecticut Siting Council Application Guide for a Renewable Energy Facility

“This application guide is designed to assist applicants in filing for a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need…from the Connecticut Siting Council…for the construction of a renewable energy facility under Connecticut General Statutes § 16-50i (a) (3).  A ‘renewable energy facility’ is any electric generating or storage facility using renewable energy sources, including, but…

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