Track: Trends in Project Development (stakeholder and community interaction)
Best Strategies for Avoiding Project Development Delays Due to Local Zoning Disputes
Presentation Description: Local zoning disputes can add time and money to wind energy project development and even threaten a project's viability. Local zoning disputes can take many forms, resulting in moratoriums on wind farm development, exclusionary zoning, and legal challenges raising procedural and substantive due process claims that can throw a project off track. We will discuss these zoning and land use obstacles as well as best strategies for acting efficiently and proactively to reduce the risk of delay and put the project tin the best position to succeed.