NedPower Mount Storm LLC (NedPower) is conducting a three year post-construction monitoring study of the NedPower Mount Storm Wind Energy Facility (the Project) to study the impacts of the development on birds and bats. The West Virginia Public Service Commission (PSC) certificate of convenience and necessity (certificate) issued to NedPower for development of the Mount Storm site contains two conditions requiring monitoring of post-construction impacts to avian and bat resources for each phase of development. The certificate conditions require that a report be filed with the Commission within 60 days of the completion of each six-months of study. Specifically, the conditions of the certificate related to post-construction monitoring are: (1) for a three-year period, NedPower shall conduct six-month post-construction studies for each phase of the project assessing the mortality of both birds and bats; and (2) for a one-year period, NedPower shall conduct six-month post-construction lighting studies at each phase after each phase begins operation.
NedPower Mount Storm Wind Energy Facility Post-Construction Avian and Bat Monitoring
Title: NedPower Mount Storm Wind Energy Facility Post-Construction Avian and Bat Monitoring
February 10, 2011
Young, D. Jr.; Nomani, S.; Tidhar, W.; Bay, K. (2011). NedPower Mount Storm Wind Energy Facility Post-Construction Avian and Bat Monitoring. Report by Western Ecosystems Technology Inc (WEST). pp 40.