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. Blade Sweep & MW. New Re-Powering Increasing the Killer Blades. Golden Hills, . Golden Hills . North - . Altamont . Winds Summit. Old Repowering did what it was supposed . “Replace With Same Blade Sweep”. ID: 568895 Download Presentation

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Altamont Pass Re-Powering Blade Sweep & MW

New Re-Powering Increasing the Killer Blades

Golden Hills,

Golden Hills

North -


Winds Summit

Old Repowering did what it was supposed

“Replace With Same Blade Sweep”

Diablo Winds -


Winds -

Buena Vista


MW Increase on last 3 Projectsin Alameda County


Blade Sweep Areanumber of turbines X blade area


Re-Powering percentage of blade sweep


33 New S97 2.1 MW to replace 569 56/100

33 new S97 2.1 MW Blade sweep is

2,624,909.70 is the same as adding turbines 508.24 old turbines. 569 +508=1077.24

1077.24 of the old 56/100 sweep is the equal blade sweep as 33 S97

The equal swap in blade are is 17.43 new S97 2.1 MW

Tip speed of the old 56/100 is 143.10 mph

Tip speed of the new S97 2.1 MW is 185.09

Is this about replacement to save avian or adding MW in a Rural Residential area.

The increase is 89% more

+ higher

tip speed blades.



50% Mortality Reduction Goal, HOW?

Altamont Winds has increased the blade sweep in re powering, in this project it’s by 89%. How can you increase the killing potential 89% and ignore the mortality potential and with higher tip speed.

Other re powering have also increased blade sweep this over sight should be corrected.

Look at completed projects Shiloh as what we can expect 12% annual mortality Golden Eagles.


USFWS Comment 7/24/14 Large Industrial Wind Turbines Killing Exceeding 5% annual. Current Mortality is 12%


Statement from the Department of Justice the wind industry owes Americans billions in fines and is subject to thousands of years of probation for their unpermitted slaughter to protected bird species. Alameda County & The State of California, & EBRP, LARPD might be considered an accomplice in the fine for knowing that unpermitted killing with the operating permit and having no over sight or complacent in the operation, and receiving revenue from from it.

Friday November 23, 2014


More than 1,000 species of birds, including bald and golden eagles, are protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA). The MBTA, enacted in 1918, implements this country’s commitments under avian protection treaties with Great Britain (for Canada), Mexico, Japan and Russia.

The MBTA provides a misdemeanor criminal sanction for the

unpermitted taking of a listed species by any means and in any manner, regardless of fault


The maximum penalty for an unpermitted corporate taking under the MBTA is

$15,000 or twice the gross gain or loss resulting from the offense, and five years’ probation."



AREA, #6 12/3/10





USFWS has an Industry to distribute dead eagle parts. Updates ceased, because the industry is hiding facts on the high mortality from the public? Reduced mortality through attrition, as there are less mortality to self report and count. Wildlife belongs to everyone not just windmill operators. Last update 10/22/14


USFWS Regional Map, notice that region 8 Calif.& Nev. 125 and region 2 Texas & Oklahoma 65. This could only reflect under reporting, and attrition.


Blade Sweep/MW Chart When EIR did not describe the old windmills a 56/100 was used. All facts should have been in EIR.

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