The objectives of this document are threefold:
- To review the current operational approaches for shutdown-on-demand in order to avoid collisions of birds with wind turbines.
- To review the current knowledge on the financial implications to wind farm developers of using shutdown-on-demand in existing situations.
- To develop a technical document providing guidance for a best practice approach to using shutdown-on-demand as an effective tool for both the wind energy sector and to conserve migratory soaring birds in the Rift Valley/Red Sea Flyway.
The use of shutdown-on-demand in wind farms in order to avoid collisions in bats is also considered in this report.
BirdLife International seeks to support ornithologists in order to develop local expertise. To this end, this report includes shutdown-on-demand techniques that engage local ornithologists and consultants. This report is aimed at environmental and ecological consultancies and has been produced with a strong emphasis on providing clear and specific guidance of a technical and practical nature.