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Standards And Guidelines For Wind Farm Development

  1. 1. Standards and Guidelines for Wind Farm Development in Australia Maree
  2. 2. Overview <ul><ul><li>General Guidelines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Noise Guidelines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Environmental Guidelines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Safety Guidelines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Standards </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. General Guidelines <ul><ul><li>Best Practice Guidelines for Implementation of Wind Energy Projects in Australia - AWEA 2002, AGO </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Auswind Best Practice Guidelines for Implementation of Wind Energy Projects in Australia - Dec 2006 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WA Planning Commission publishes Guidelines for Wind Farm Development Planning Bulletins </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;Wind Farm: Siting and Design Guidelines for Wind Farms in Glenelg Shire&quot; (Vic, Connell Wagner Pty Ltd 2001) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  Appendix 15 of AusWind Best Practice Guidelines has a list of other guidelines that may apply. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Noise Guidelines <ul><ul><li>Wind Farms: Environmental Noise Guidelines, EPA SA, 2003 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wind farms environmental noise guidelines, EPA SA, 2009  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  Guidelines for the User of the Environment Protection (Noise) Policy 2007 - EPA SA, 2009 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EPA 425/09: Construction Noise info sheet, EPA SA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  EPA 424/09: General environmental noise info sheet, EPA SA, 2009 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  EPA 815/09: The Environment Protection (Noise) Policy 2007 and its impact on existing and proposed developments, EPA SA, 2009 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  South Australia Environment Protection (Noise) Policy 2007 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AusWind Best Practice Guidelines Appendix 7 - Noise </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Environmental Guidelines <ul><ul><li>(including social guidelines) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Referal to Environment Austraila under Environmental Protection and Biodiversity and Conservation Act </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EPA decides whether proposal subject to environmental impact assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AusWind Best Practice Guidelines - Appendix 6 Interim Landscape Assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AusWind Best Practice Guidelines - Appendix 8 Assessing Bird Issues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AusWind Best Practice Guidelines - Appendix 9 - Assessing Bat Issues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  AusWind Best Practice Guidelines - Appendix 11- Electromagnetic Interference </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AusWind Best Practice Guidelines - Appendix 13 - Environmental Impact Assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AusWind Best Practice Guidelines - Appendix 14 - Environmental Management Plans </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Safety Guidelines <ul><ul><li>CFA Emergency Management Guidelines for Wind Farms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) Manual of Standards 139 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>wind farm highlighted on all navigational maps </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>tower safety lighting </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>consult CASA, RAAF, and Air Services Australia  </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  public access site prohibited during construction and all access at all times carefully managed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AusWind Best Practice Guidelines Appendix 5 - Aircraft Safety </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AusWind Best Practice Guidelines Appendix 10 - Fire Management Guidelines </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Standards <ul><ul><li>AS/NZS1170.2 Wind Loads (also refer to HB 212-2002 - Design Wind Speeds for the Asia-Pacific Region) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AS/NZS4777 Grid connections of Energy Systems via Inverters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AS/NZS3000 Electrical Wiring Rules </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AS1768 Lightning Protection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AS4509.1, .2, .3 Stand-alone power systems - Safety, Design and Installation and Maintenance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AS1319 - Safety signs for the occupational environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AS 61400.21-2006 : Wind turbines - Measurement and assessment of power quality characteristics of grid connected wind turbines  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DR 07153 CP : Acoustics - Measurement, prediction and assessment of noise from wind turbine generators (To be AS 4959) Published 09 Mar 2007  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AS4086.1, .2 - Secondary batteries for use with stand-alone power systems - General requirements, Installation and Maintenance  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AusWind Best Practice Guidelines - Appendix 12 - Wind Turbine Standards has a full list </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Bibliography <ul><ul><li>SAI Global online standards http://www.saiglobal.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  Clean Energy Council - Standards  http://cleanenergycouncil.org.au/cec/accreditation/standards.html </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Planning WA - Guidelines for Wind Farm Development  http://www.planning.wa.gov.au/Plans+and+policies/Publications/Downloads_GetFile.aspx?id=210 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CFA Emergency Management for Wind Farms  http://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/publications/windfarms.htm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  AUSWind Best Practice Guidelines  http://www.cleanenergycouncil.org.au/cec/resourcecentre/reports/Past-Reports/mainColumnParagraphs/0/text_files/file21/bestpracguidelines06.pdf  or  http://cec.peaktech.com.au/downloads/bestpractice/AUSWINDBestPracticeGuidelines.pdf  and Appendices  http://cec.peaktech.com.au/downloads/bestpractice/AllAppendicesBPG181206.pdf </li></ul></ul>

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