American Wind Wildlife Institute database project moves ahead

Centralized database will securely collect and analyze decades of wind energy industry data to help reduce wildlife impacts

The American Wind Wildlife Institute (AWWI) recently announced that its Research Information System (RIS), which is creating a centralized database to provide accurate analysis of wind energy wildlife impacts, has entered phase two of development.

Once completed, the group said, ” … the RIS will be the most comprehensive wind-wildlife data management tool available to help wind industry companies, government staff, and wildlife stakeholders evaluate the impact of operating wind projects. AWWI anticipates RIS analysis and reports will have broad value and implications from product design and application, to landscape and impact assessment, through project siting and turbine operations.