Addressing Barriers to Deployment at ACP’s Siting and Environmental Compliance Conference
The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) represents a significant milestone in the federal government’s action on clean energy and addressing climate change. However, such historic investment in our future does not come without its challenges.
The clean power industry continues to face substantial barriers to project deployment, which could put numerous projects at risk. In particular, the siting of solar, onshore wind and storage projects requires a multitude of processes including lease negotiations, contracts, local governing body permits, applicable state and federal permits (environmental, wildlife, etc.) and ongoing community engagement, all of which can increase costs and delay or at worst terminate projects.
But these challenges also present opportunities. Engaging stakeholders and community members in early conversations, can not only minimize negative outcomes, but maximize the positive outcomes in ways that may have initially gone unnoticed.
Permitting has never been in the spotlight like it is today. This is why this year’s Siting and Environmental Compliance Conference is more important than ever. The #ACPSiting23 conference brings together industry leaders, subject matter experts, environmental and land use planning professionals, and other stakeholders to tackle the burning issues we face at the local level while exchanging best practices and technical knowledge to help us achieve our collective goal of advancing the clean energy transition. Together, we can continue to be an industry that ensures responsible, successful, efficient project siting and permitting.
Siting conference sessions will cover issues impacting onshore wind, solar, and energy storage development and will dive into:
- Policy & Regulatory Reforms
- Permitting Challenges
- Community Engagement and Local Affairs, including Tribal Engagement
- Decommissioning and Disposal/End-of-Life Strategies
- Emerging Technologies, and more.
In addition to engaging and informative sessions, the conference will offer networking opportunities, exhibition space, and additional learning opportunities from poster presentations that will give attendees the opportunity to discuss challenges, solutions, and best practices one-on-one with the subject matter experts.
Join ACP and hundreds of siting and permitting professionals at the Siting Conference and Environmental Conference in greater Albuquerque this March 28 – 29. Visit the conference homepage to view the most up-to-date agenda and speaker and exhibitor lists and register today.