07 Mar '12, 7pm

Community Wind Power

Community Wind Power

The Patton Wind Farm, which I mentioned in a wind energy project roundup a couple months ago, is going up now and should be completed by the end of 2012. It’s a 30-MW wind project and OwnEnergy has been developing it with its local landowner partner from its inception. (Actually, all OwnEnergy projects are developed with at least one local equity partner from Day 1, Jake noted.) “As a Community Wind project, with local ownership of the farm, it enjoys unprecedented local support and will provide incremental economic development for the region,” OwnEnergy wrote back in December. The Blackwell Wind Farm , which Jake just told me a bit about, is a 60-MW Oklahoma wind farm with 3 local partners (again, equity owners from Day 1) who have been living on the land there for 4 generations, over 100 years. “NextEra Energy Resources will acquire, construct and operate the Blackwell W...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/03/07/community-wind-power/

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