North Central Missouri Wind Energy

Location: North Central Missouri

Client: Confidential

Burns & McDonnell conducted a desktop environmental and permitting review for this proposed wind energy project in north central Missouri. The environmental review included a review of wetlands, protected species, cultural resources, land use, floodplains, proximity to airports, sensitive areas, etc. In addition, a permitting review was also completed to determine which permits and/or studies may be required. The environmental and permitting review was used to identify potential development constraints.

As a result of these studies, an Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis) survey was completed in summer 2007 to determine if this federally protected species occurred in the project area. In addition, a bat monitoring study was conducted (fall 2007) to determine the extent of bat activity within the project area. The results of these studies will be used to assist with project development and for coordinating with federal and state agencies.

  • Environmental review
  • Permitting review
  • Geographic information system (GIS) mapping
  • Bat survey
  • Bat monitoring

The ultimate size of this project will depend on the final site and the types of turbines selected. The facilities/equipment associated with the project include wind turbines, access/service roads, underground collection system and a substation.

  • Development project
  • Wind-powered renewable energy
  • Two-phase project