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EA-1914: Draft Site-Wide Environmental Assessment

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) Site-Wide Environmental Assessment, Golden, Colorado

DOE is preparing a Site-Wide EA to assess the potential environmental impacts of continuing management and operation of the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) site in Golden, Colorado at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and to potentially implement the following improvements: Increase and enhance research and support capabilities by constructing new facilities, modifying existing facilities, upgrading infrastructure, and site maintenance in the Research and Support Facilities areas (Zone 1 and Zone 2); Increase site use and density by adding wind turbines, meteorological towers and associated infrastructure, and grid storage test equipment at existing and proposed field test sites; and Expand NWTC’s power capacity to 50 megawatts.