LIFE12 BIO/GR/000554 - Demonstration of good practices to minimize impacts

LIFE Windfarms & Wildlife

LIFE Windfarms & Wildlife

LIFE12 BIO/GR/000554
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Welcome to the project website "LIFE12 BIO/GR/000554- Demonstration of good practices to minimize impacts of wind farms on biodiversity in Greece". Here you will be informed about the project objectives, activities and results. Our website will be updated regularly to provide information to all interested parties about the project and issues relating to environmental protection and biodiversity conservation. The cooperation between the two organizations CRES and NCC, the organizations associated with Renewables and Nature conservation respectively, aims to harmonize the production of wind energy to the protection of biodiversity in a direction that would limit any negative aspects and maximize the benefits for both sides.

The program is implemented by CRES and the environmental consulting company NCC, with the contribution of EU's financial instrument LIFE+ .

The total budget of the project is 894.784 Euro. ďhe EC Contributions is 430.642,0 euros.

Installation of the 2nd DTBird system of CRES at Thrace
The installation took place between 5-7 February.
A high professional team from TERNA, dtBird, VESTAS Hellas, and ACTIVE Point helped us to install the dtBird system on a wind turbine V90-VESTAS at the wind farm at Derveni in Thrace. The system includes 4 and 6 speakers at two heights at 65m and 25m of wind turbine tower respectively, and 4 high definition (HD) cameras at 15m from the base of the wind turbine. The installation of the speakers, cameras, cables, and dtBird rack cabinet inside the wind turbine, was made with special magnets.
A two days seminar on "Good Practices for Reconciling Wind Energy Development and Biodiversity Conservationó" by the Ministry of Environmnet & Energy
The seminar organized by the Ministry of Environment and Energy on Thursday 30 November and Friday 1 December. The seminar implemented at the ministry auditorium, 119 Mesogeion Avenue in Athens. On the second day of the seminar the LIFE project and the results of the demonstrative application of good practices to minimize the impact of wind farms on biodiversity in Greece, is presented.