Come meet the poster presenters to ask them questions and discuss their work
Check the programme for our poster viewing moments. For more details on each poster, click on the poster titles to read the abstract. On Wednesday, 6 April at 15:30-16:15, join us on Level 3 of the Conference area for the Poster Awards!
PO210: Why wind-speed based curtailment may not save all the bats
John Ugland, Senior Product Manager, NRG Systems
The wind industry takes great pride in contributing to a clean energy future and protecting species across the globe from climate change. However, there is no perfect energy solution. One unintended consequence of the transition to wind energy is the impact wind turbines have on bats. Accordingly, the wind industry has taken measures to prevent or reduce mortality to this already fragile population. Unfortunately, some of the most effective mitigation methods involve curtailing, or stopping, the wind turbines, which reduces energy output. Under certain meteorological conditions, this method may not be enough to prevent bat mortality. In this presentation, NRG will rely on our unique combination of our understanding of meteorological conditions, wind turbine control and bat behavior to demonstrate why wind-speed based curtailment may not be as effective as some expect it to be, as well as offer alternatives to enhance the effectiveness of mortality minimization.