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CalWEA is a non-profit corporation supported by members of the wind energy industry, including turbine manufacturers, project developers and owners, component suppliers, support contractors and others. CalWEA represents its members in California's policy forums, seeking to encourage and support the production of electricity through the use of wind generators.

 

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News from U.S. BLM

BLM To Reconsider DRECP

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management today announced that it will reconsider the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP), which largely prohibited wind energy development across the vast California desert.  (Also see CalWEA's map depicting that prohibition under "Reports".)

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Impact of the DRECP on Wind Energy Resources in the California Desert

The BLM today announced that it will revisit the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP). When the draft plan was being considered, CalWEA used GIS mapping to analyze its severe impact on wind energy resources in the California desert. This map shows the large areas where wind is prohibited, and the small areas where wind is allowed (if various obstacles are cleared, which is not assured under the plan). (See DRECP-related items on news page.)