National Renewable Energy Laboratory Releases Request for Proposals to Help Address Wind-Wildlife Operational Challenges

April 15, 2019

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) released a request for proposals in support of NREL’s Technology Development and Innovation (TD&I) program to address wind-wildlife operational challenges.

The goal of the TD&I project is to aid the development of wind-wildlife impact mitigation technologies that will facilitate more efficient and cost-effective wind energy deployment across the United States. The subsequent contract(s) will support the advancement and validation of emerging technologies that detect and deter birds and bats from wind energy facilities, as well as the understanding of bat and eagle behavior and physiology for the purpose of advancing impact minimization technologies.

Applications are due June 10, 2019.