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Understanding the Impacts of Wind Turbine Sound: A NEWEEP Webinar
July 13, 2010
The New England Wind Energy Education Project (NEWEEP) hosted its second free webinar in its eight-part webinar series. The webinar included a discussion of wind turbine generator sound, permitting issues, and mitigation with a question and answer session. This event was designed for the general public, local officials, facility siting decision-makers, policy-makers, and others interested in objective information on wind energy impacts.
Individual speaker presentations are available.
- Mark Bastasch (PDF 588 KB), PE, Lead Acoustical Engineer, CH2M Hill
- Jim Cummings (PDF 749 KB), Executive Director, Acoustic Ecology Institute
- Ken Kaliski (PDF 284 KB), P.E., INCE Bd. Cert., Q.E.P., Director of Environment, Energy, & Acoustics, Resource Systems Group
- Introduction to sound generation, propagation, attenuation and measurement;
- Acoustic modeling techniques and analysis;
- Qualitative Considerations — Evaluating the experiential reports of wind farm neighbors;
- Non-wind industry methods for addressing sound-related annoyance;
- Federal and state sound policies and regulations, and their role in the siting and permitting process;
- Mitigation and management;
- Areas of ongoing research.