22 Jul '11, 1pm

It Takes a Community To Raise a Wind Farm

Community wind projects, developments owned by co-ops or by local communities that are generally under 50 MW of generating capacity, need to be able to connect to the transmission and distribution systems in their area, but sometimes can be held up by costs, paperwork or non-acceptance from the community. Some utilities include the smaller projects within their own developments but often times community wind developers make a go of it by themselves. They find the issue is not from lack of assistance from larger utilities, but from connection problems, project costs and lack of communication between project developers and transmission companies. Several companies, such as Basin Electric Co-op , Northern Power Systems and Juhl Wind , have helped to develop several community wind projects throughout the U.S. and say a major problem some of these projects face is cost-based. T...

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