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Harvesting the Wind

Harvesting the wind

As interest in electricity generated from wind rises, many who own land in windy regions are asking very basic questions.

To answer those some of those questions, federal and regional officials developed “Harvesting the Wind – A Landowners’ Guide to Wind Energy Development in the Great Plains.”

The brief guidebook addresses key points such as:

  • How developers are attracted to certain parcels of land
  • How wind turbines work
  • How wind developers operate
  • How to know if your land might be suitable
  • Examples of typical development agreements
  • Examples of the quantity and size of wind turbine installations

The guide also lists contacts throughout the Great Plains regions, organizational contacts and web sites that have landowner information. A table also provides an overview of wind resources and development incentives each state in the Plains region offers.

The guidebook was developed by the Energy and Environmental Research Center at the University of North Dakota, the Plains Organization for Wind Energy Resources and the U.S. Department of Energy.

On the Web
A copy of “Harvesting the Wind – A Landowners’ Guide to Wind Energy Development in the Great Plains” can be found at http://www.undeerc.org/wind/literature/wind_brochure.pdf

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