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CX-005726: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Coastal Ohio Wind Project for Reduced Barriers to Deployment of Offshore Wind Energy
CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.1, B3.6
Date: 04/11/2011
Location(s): Bowling Green, Ohio
Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office

Bowling Green State University (BGSU), in Bowling Green, Ohio, is proposing to use federal funding to 1) develop a sensor that would monitor avian and bat fatalities resulting from wind turbines and 2) to address a particular Great Lakes condition, ice accumulation on wind turbines, BGSU is partnering with the University of Toledo (UT) to perform research and development on two existing 1 megawatt, N1000 wind turbines, installed by the City of Toledo, near the shore of Lake Erie.