Southeast Regional Partnership for Planning and Sustainability (SERPPAS)

Energy Development and Siting

Energy Development and Siting

One of three wind turbines at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming. This is one of the original, smaller wind turbines. They face the wind coming across the high plains and push against the clouds, in the distance, that later dropped a few inches of snow on the base and surrounding city of Cheyenne on April 6, 2010. A larger wind turbine was completed and online early in 2009 and is rated at 2 mega watts of electrical energy that goes directly into the base power grid. This and another two produces a combined output of 1.3MW. From most points on the base the wind turbines can be seen. (U.S. Air Force photo/Lance Cheung) 

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Why? Due to rapidly advancing renewable energy technologies, the Southeast is becoming increasingly viable to locate wind, solar and other forms of energy infrastructure. Many of these technologies, if placed in a certain proximity to the military mission, can severely interfere with low flight paths and various military radars, among other things, important to military testing and training. 

How? The SERPPAS Energy Work Group is working with each of the SERPPAS states to develop a mechanism for early notification to DoD of proposed energy projects, creating solutions that are mutually beneficial.

Benefit? This coordination across the region will establish state processes that ensure DoD is included in energy project planning; allow DoD to address and mitigate project impacts when necessary to protect the military mission; and build effective working relationships between states, other federal agencies, the DoD Siting Clearinghouse, installations and other stakeholders.

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News Stories

Date Title Author
10/17/19 Siting Solar Projects: The Right Power in the Right Place Land Trust Alliance
10/01/19 Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy October Newsletter SECAS
10/01/19 US Army Regional Environmental & Energy Office: October Southern Review of Legislative & Regulatory Actions US Army REEO
09/03/19 Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy September Newsletter SECAS
09/03/19 US Army Regional Environmental & Energy Office September Southern Review of Legislative & Regulatory Actions US Army REEO
08/16/19 North Carolina's Clean Energy Plan Recommends Key Actions; Public Comment Period Open NC DEQ
08/01/19 U.S. Army Southern Review of Legislative and Regulatory Actions: August 2019 U.S. Army REEO
07/31/19 NC Military Foundation & NC Business Association Combine to Form Defense Alliance of North Carolina Defense Alliance of North Carolina
07/01/19 U.S. Army Southern Review of Legislative and Regulatory Actions: July 2019 U.S. Army REEO
06/28/19 Florida Governor Signs Amendment to Military Installation Protection Bill Florida Senate
06/03/19 U.S. Army Southern Review of Legislative and Regulatory Actions: June 2019 U.S. Army REEO
05/01/19 U.S. Army Southern Review of Legislative and Regulatory Actions: May 2019 U.S. Army REEO
04/03/19 U.S. Army Southern Review of Legislative and Regulatory Actions: April 2019 U.S. Army REEO
02/04/19 U.S. Army Southern Review of Legislative and Regulatory Actions: February 2019 U.S. Army REEO
10/29/18 Governor Cooper Commits to Clean Energy Economy for NC to Combat Climate Change, Create Jobs NC Office of the Governor
08/24/18 Deputy Assistant Secretaries Participate in Tri-Service Roundtable U.S. Army
08/06/18 Wind Farm Study Would Assess Mitigation Options for Weather Radar, DoD Operations Association of Defense Communities
07/12/18 New report says N.C. on right track to expand wind energy North Carolina WRAL