Siting, Zoning & Taxing Wind Farms in IL - 2012 conference - Feb 8, 2012

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Tim Montague

Jan 5, 2012, 12:16:38 PM1/5/12
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I attended this conference last year (along with Al Kurtz) and it was a great way to get an overview of the myriad issues related to utility scale wind development in IL. I encourage anyone interested in wind power to attend. Feb. 8, 2012 all day. It is very affordable...see the registration page linked below for details. 



to register

Visit the Conference Website to register online or print out a PDF file of the registration form.


The Illinois Wind Working Group Presents:

Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
201 Broadway Avenue, Normal, IL, 61761

Continental Breakfast & Registration Opens - 7:30 AM

Pre-Session: Wind Energy 101 - 8:00 AM

Conference Program - 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Panelists will share the latest information about:

Best Practices of County Boards and Zoning Boards

Fair and reasonable processes that are not interminable

Practical application without lawsuits and without sacrificing valuable content

What to do when permits are coming up for expiration


Center for Renewable Energy Research

Current and future wind farm permitting
School district revenue analysis
Economic impact analysis
Anticipated trends


Costs of decommissioning

Best practices for letters of credit, bonds, and escrow accounts

Risks of default and early decommissioning

County Ordinance Key Provisions and Tax Issues

County survey summary

Enterprise zone ordinances

Pros and cons of wind farm moratoriums

Property line setbacks and sound issues

How much wind development is enough for a county

Timing of changes to county ordinances

New Technology Impact on Health & Safety Issues

Turbine size 100m vs. 80m hub height

Optionality for developers to change turbine types

First responder protocol

Plus a Wind Energy 101 Pre-Session

General Overview
Indiana Bat, Eagles, and other wildlife issues
Sound and setback requirements
Shadow flicker


Visit the Conference Website

To register and for more detailed information.



Conference Presented By:

The Illinois Wind Working Group (IWWG)
is affiliated with the U.S. Department of Energy’s
Wind Powering America state wind working groups.



Conference Sponsored By:


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IWWG is administered by:







To apply to be a SPONSOR / EXHIBITOR for this conference:
Click here to visit the conference website, then click on “Sponsor Application” near the top in red.
  Or email to


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