Bat fatalities are caused by a variety of human and natural factors including habitat loss, environmental contaminants, disease, forestry, and collisions with manmade structures. The wind industry has taken measures during project planning and operations to reduce bat collisions with wind turbines. Through coordination with regulators, NGOs, academics, and collaboratives like the Wind Wildlife Research Fund, American Wind Wildlife Institute and the Bats and Wind Energy Collaborative, the industry continues to identify practical and effective measures for avoiding, minimizing, and mitigating potential impacts to bats. In recent years, “smart curtailment” has become an exciting focal point because of its potential to allow for a balance of economic and ecological interests. In this panel we will focus on the opportunities and challenges of reducing impacts to bats by implementing curtailment measures based on factors beyond wind speed.