Wind Turbine Farms
How can WAC help Wind Turbine Farm Developers?
Williams Aviation Consultants, Inc is committed to providing a complete and thorough analysis of wind turbine farm issues and to the development of innovative and workable solutions for the problems encountered with active and future wind turbine farm sites.
A recurring problem experienced by wind turbine farm developers is the receipt of a “Notice of Presumed Hazard” from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) after submitting the required FAA Form 7460-1 “Notice of Proposed Construction or Alteration” for a proposed wind turbine farm.
Often unknown to the developer is the existence of stricter federal requirements for structures near airports or other landing facilities. Developers are generally unaware of the potential effect of the FAR Part 77 imaginary surfaces around airports, which were established to protect aircraft from structures such as wind turbine farms.
Wind turbine companies often believe that in the absence of public dissent, they should receive a “Determination of No Hazard” from the FAA. To make matters worse, developers are frequently committed to the project financially before they realize the magnitude of their problem.
Williams’ expertise enables us to help wind turbine companies navigate through the technical waters of FAR Part 77, Airspace Obstruction and Terminal Instrument Procedures (TERPS). Additionally, there are electromagnetic RADAR interference problems that wind turbines can cause which will affect the FAA’s decision making process.
A company can avoid costly mistakes and delays in the development and construction of their wind turbine projects by thoroughly understanding the FAA`s process for evaluating proposed projects.
Williams Aviation Consultants Inc. offers our expertise to wind turbine companies as a viable resource concerning issues related to FAR Part 77, Airspace Obstruction, Terminal Instrument Procedures (TERPS) and Electromagnetic RADAR interference.