Radio & Television

Developers should consult with radio broadcasters on proposed wind farms

Companies wanting to operate power-generating wind farms close to radio transmitters should first notify and consult with radio broadcasters, according to guidelines developed by the Radio Advisory Board of Canada (RABC) and the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CANWEA). The guidelines spell out that the consultations should take place when the proposed wind turbine facilities are located within a certain radius of radio antenna towers. While little impact is expected with respect to FM radio, AM stations might be concerned with re-radiation from turbine support structures, which can distort AM antenna patterns and throw the station out of compliance with Industry...