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) 

Description

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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Date Title Author
03/12/21 U.S. Army Southern Review of Legislative and Regulatory Actions: March 2021 U.S. Army REEO
03/01/21 U.S. Army REEO Eastern Energy Monitor: March 2021 U.S. Army REEO
02/11/21 U.S. Army Southern Review of Legislative and Regulatory Actions: February 2021 U.S. Army REEO
01/13/21 U.S. Army Southern Review of Legislative and Regulatory Actions: January 2021 U.S. Army REEO
01/11/21 Sentinel Landscapes Designation Cycle Now Open Sentinel Landscapes Partnership
12/12/20 U.S. Army Southern Review of Legislative and Regulatory Actions: December 2020 U.S. Army REEO
12/01/20 U.S. Army REEO Northern-Southern Energy Monitor: December 2020 U.S. Army REEO
11/16/20 U.S. Army Southern Review of Legislative and Regulatory Actions: November 2020 U.S. Army REEO
10/14/20 U.S. Army Southern Review of Legislative and Regulatory Actions: October 2020 U.S. Army REEO
10/09/20 2021 REPI Challenge Award RFP REPI
10/01/20 NRCS Releases Application Guidance for Regional Conservation Partnership Program NRCS
10/01/20 U.S. Army REEO Southeast Energy Monitor: October 2020 U.S. Army REEO
09/02/20 U.S. Army Southern Review of Legislative and Regulatory Actions: September 2020 U.S. Army REEO
08/28/20 ODU gets $775,000 to help mitigate offshore wind effects for military Old Dominion University
08/26/20 Partnership Aims to Bolster Military Readiness, Protect Environment DoD
08/17/20 USFS Landscape Scale Restoration Program RFP Due September 18th USFS
08/06/20 2020 National Public Lands Day Department of Defense Awards Open for Applications Until Aug. 16th National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF)
08/03/20 U.S. Army Southern Review of Legislative and Regulatory Actions: August 2020 U.S. Army REEO
08/03/20 U.S. Army REEO Southeast Energy Monitor: August 2020 U.S. Army REEO
07/22/20 Great American Outdoors Act Approved by Congress Land Trust Alliance
07/15/20 Army Program Protects Training Lands U.S. Army
07/06/20 Siting Wind Right for Wildlife The Nature Conservancy
07/01/20 U.S. Army Southern Review of Legislative and Regulatory Actions: July 2020 U.S. Army REEO
06/03/20 U.S. Army REEO Southeast Energy Monitor: June 2020 U.S. Army REEO
06/01/20 U.S. Army Southern Review of Legislative and Regulatory Actions: June 2020 U.S. Army REEO
05/05/20 U.S. Army Southern Review of Legislative and Regulatory Actions: May 2020 U.S. Army REEO
04/07/20 U.S. Army REEO Southeast Energy Monitor: April 2020 U.S. Army REEO
04/06/20 U.S. Army Southern Review of Legislative and Regulatory Actions: April 2020 U.S. Army REEO
03/05/20 13th Biennial Longleaf Conference Call for Abstracts The Longleaf Alliance
03/02/20 U.S. Army Southern Review of Legislative and Regulatory Actions: March 2020 U.S. Army REEO
02/11/20 NC Wildlife Resources Commission Searching for New Executive Director NC WRC
02/03/20 U.S. Army Southern Review of Legislative and Regulatory Actions: February 2020 U.S. Army REEO
02/03/20 U.S. Army REEO Southeast Energy Monitor: February 2020 U.S. Army REEO
01/02/20 U.S. Army Southern Review of Legislative and Regulatory Actions: January 2020 U.S. Army REEO
12/02/19 U.S. Army Southern Review of Legislative and Regulatory Actions: December 2019 U.S. Army REEO
11/01/19 U.S. Army Southern Review of Legislative and Regulatory Actions: November 2019 U.S. Army REEO
10/22/19 Midlands Area Joint Installation Consortium, SC The Conservation Fund
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 U.S. Army Southern Review of Legislative & Regulatory Actions: October 2019 U.S. Army REEO
09/03/19 Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy September Newsletter SECAS
09/03/19 U.S. Army Southern Review of Legislative & Regulatory Actions: September 2019 U.S. 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