New Bat Guidance for Onshore Wind Turbines

The new guidance ‘Bat and onshore wind turbines:Survey, Assessment and Mitigation’ has been issued by SNH.This guidance changes the requirements for bat surveys, assessment, mitigation and monitoring for onshore wind farm sites.  In particular, in provides a detailed risk assessment method to establish if turbine curtailment is required to mitigate bat mortaility from collision with blades.

Read our summary note [link no longer available] of the key points that developers should be aware of for their projects.

Please see here for the link to the full SNH guidance: