Curtailment of turbine operations during low wind conditions has become an operational minimization tactic to reduce bat mortality at terrestrial wind energy facilities. Site-specific studies have demonstrated that bat activity is higher during lower wind speeds and that operational curtailment can effectively reduce fatalities.
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Adams EM, Gulka J, Williams KA (2021) A review of the effectiveness of operational curtailment for reducing bat fatalities at terrestrial wind farms in North America. PLoS ONE 16(11): e0256382. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0256382