The Avian Power Line Interaction Committee was formed to address concerns about whooping crane collisions with power lines. APLIC works in partnership with utilities, resource agencies, and the public to develop and provide methods to reduce bird collisions with power lines.
Suggested Practices for Avian Protection on Power Lines
Suggested Practices for Avian Protection on Power Lines: The State of the Art in 2006 summarizes the history and success of over three decades of work, builds off of three previous editions, and includes information on:
- The Issue
- Regulations and Compliance
- Biological Aspects of Avian Electrocution
- Suggested Practices: Power Line Design and Avian Safety
- Perching, Roosting, and Nesting of Birds on Power Line Structures
- Developing an Avian Protection Plan
Construction of new power lines for wind energy facilities in Nebraska should comply with these Suggested Practices.
APLIC Recommendations for Power Pole Configurations at Wind Energy Projects
APLIC is working with the wind energy industry to provide avian-safe construction guidance for pole designs commonly found at wind generation facilities. While most configurations are already addressed in Suggested Practices for Avian Protection on Power Lines, additional guidance was developed for riser pole configurations.
APLIC Recommendations for Power Pole Configurations at Wind Energy Projects provides suitable suggested practices for design, construction, and retrofit of existing power lines.
Developing Power Pole Modification Agreements for Compensatory Eagle Mitigation
In 2014, APLIC released a guide, Developing Power Pole Modification Agreements for Compensatory Eagle Mitigation for Wind Energy Projects.
Included in the guide are Key Considerations, Checklists presented in an outline based on the project phases, and Checklist Flowcharts.