Wind Powering America State Outreach. Final Technical Report: Washington State

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The Washington Department of Commerce, via a U.S. Department of Energy grant, supported research into siting and permitting processes for wind projects by Skagit County, Washington. The goal was to help a local government understand key issues, consider how other areas have addressed wind siting, and establish a basis for enacting permitting and zoning ordinances that provided a more predictable permitting path and process for landowners, citizens, government and developers of small and community wind projects. The County?s contractor developed a report that looked at various approaches to wind siting, interviewed stakeholders, and examined technology options. The contractor outlined key ... continued below

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Stearns, Tim September 30, 2013.

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The Washington Department of Commerce, via a U.S. Department of Energy grant, supported research into siting and permitting processes for wind projects by Skagit County, Washington. The goal was to help a local government understand key issues, consider how other areas have addressed wind siting, and establish a basis for enacting permitting and zoning ordinances that provided a more predictable permitting path and process for landowners, citizens, government and developers of small and community wind projects. The County?s contractor developed a report that looked at various approaches to wind siting, interviewed stakeholders, and examined technology options. The contractor outlined key issues and recommended the adoption of a siting process. The Skagit County Commission considered the report and directed the Skagit County Planning & Development Services Department to add development of wind guidelines to its work plan for potential changes to development codes.

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  • Report No.: Final Technical Report: Washington State
  • Grant Number: FG36-08GO48039
  • DOI: 10.2172/1110244 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1110244
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc867942

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Stearns, Tim. Wind Powering America State Outreach. Final Technical Report: Washington State, report, September 30, 2013; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc867942/: accessed September 26, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.