Research Alert

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.

Journal Link: 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.