Resp stakeholder mtg 4

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Resp stakeholder mtg 4

  1. 1. Rhode Island Renewable Energy Siting Partnership (RESP) Stakeholder Meeting #4 Thursday, December 1, 2011 6:00 – 9:00 PM URI Coastal Institute, Bay Campus, Hazards RoomRhode IslandRenewable Energy Siting Partnership
  2. 2. Rhode Island Renewable Energy Siting Partnership (RESP) Rhode Islanders will have access to relevant  information so they may make informed, fact‐ based decisions about renewable energyRhode IslandRenewable Energy Siting Partnership
  3. 3. Land‐Based Wind EnergyRhode IslandRenewable Energy Siting Partnership
  4. 4. Solar & Hydropower EnergyRhode IslandRenewable Energy Siting Partnership
  5. 5. RESP Outcomes Research characterizing Rhode Island’s land‐based  renewable energy resources and evaluating its potential  effects on communities and the environment Mapping products and siting decision support tools A comprehensive online clearinghouse for Rhode Island  energy data and analytics A public dialogue fostering and engaging a well‐informed &  well‐represented constituencyRhode IslandRenewable Energy Siting Partnership
  6. 6. Project Phases PHASE I: Issue Identification and Assessment (September – November 2011) GOAL: Meet with stakeholders to identify issues of concern regarding the siting  and management of land‐based renewable energy. Identify existing research and  data. Understand past renewable energy efforts. PHASE II: Information Synthesis and Communication (December 2011 – January 2012) GOAL: Provide technical responses to the issues of concern identified by the  stakeholders during Phase I. Communicate to stakeholders the findings and  opportunities for continued engagement. PHASE III: Develop Final Products (February – March 2012) GOAL: Complete research products and develop specific siting and management  guidelines for land‐based renewable energy.Rhode IslandRenewable Energy Siting Partnership
  7. 7. Next Steps • Stakeholder Meeting #5 – Thursday, January 12, 2012 • Proposed Topics:  • Shadow Flicker • Electromagnetic Frequency Interference • AestheticsRhode IslandRenewable Energy Siting Partnership
  8. 8. Next Steps Library Lectures: • Tuesday, January 24, 2012 Whats in the Wind? Meteorological  Observations for Energy Siting • Monday, February 6, 2012 Mapping Hydropower in Rhode Island • Wednesday, February 15, 2012 Science for Siting: Engineering for  Locating Wind Turbines • Monday, February 27, 2012 Rhode Island Energy Online: Mapping  Rhode Island’s Solar Resources and Energy Data • Thursday, March 8, 2012 Wind Power and Wildlife: Assessing  Potential Impacts on Birds and BatsRhode IslandRenewable Energy Siting Partnership
  9. 9. Rhode Island Renewable Energy Siting Partnership (RESP) Stakeholder Meeting #4 Thursday, December 1, 2011 6:00 – 9:00 PM URI Coastal Institute, Bay Campus, Hazards RoomRhode IslandRenewable Energy Siting Partnership

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