Commercial Scale

Webinar: Landowner Options Wind Energy in Great Lakes Region

 Webinar:  Landowner Options Wind Energy- October 11, 2007


Links to webinar materials:

  • Wind Energy: Landowner Options - This presentation covers the different options landowners have for participating in wind energy, with much of the presentation devoted to best practices and tips for leasing your land to a wind developer.
  • Using a Dispersed Strategy in Your Region - This presentation covers the basics of transmission and distribution and how to use transmission maps and tables.

We invite you to use these slides for your own meetings and presentations.

Webinar: The Basics of Wind Energy

Links to webinar materials

Wind Energy 101 - A presentation that describes the current state of the U.S. wind industry as well as the difference between commercial scale and home and farm scale wind projects.


Wind Energy Myths and Facts

- A presentation that provides information about common concerns and misconceptions about wind energy development. Also provides best resources for further information on these topics.


We invite you to use these slides for your own meetings and presentations.

Mid-Atlantic/ Southeastern Regional Wind Energy Institute

The Mid-Atlantic/Southeastern Regional Wind Energy Institute (RWEI) provides a means for state wind working groups in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia, Tennessee and Georgia to better equip themselves with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively communicate and promote wind power in their states.

Click here to go to the website. 

Community Wind Webinar from the Mid-Atlantic/ Southeastern Regional Wind Energy Institute - January 14, 2008

Windustry's own Lisa Daniels and Rebecca Pilcher-Cleland were two of the speakers for this webinar aimed at people interested in Community Wind in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern states.

Also presenting were representatives of the Hull Wind project in Hull, MA.

Topics on the webinar include:

  • an overview to starting a community wind project (Rebecca Pilcher-Cleland);
  • financial structures for community wind projects (Lisa Daniels);
  • and a first hand account of community acceptance from Hull, MA (Andrew Stern/ Malcolm Brown).

New Report from ILSR: "Minnesota Feed-In Tariff Could Lower Cost, Boost Renewables and Expand Local Ownership"

This January 2008 policy brief from the New Rules Project of ILSR highlights how several European countries, and more recently the Canadian province of Ontario, have adopted a simple yet powerful strategy to expand renewable energy and benefit local economies. It is called a feed-in tariff: a mandated, long-term premium price for renewable energy paid by the local electric utility to energy producers. Evidence shows that a feed-in tariff achieves greater results at a lower cost than do other strategies like tax incentives or renewable electricity standards.

Click here to go to the New Rules Project website and download a copy of the report.

Xcel Energy Wind RFP Available--Deadline is Feb. 29, 2008

January 4, 2008 - 11:41am -- Anonymous

According to the Xcel Energy website, "Xcel Energy is soliciting proposals for wind resources for its NSP system. Xcel Energy will be accepting proposals for wind resources that the company will acquire under a build-transfer arrangement. The proposal submission deadline is February 29, 2008." The RFP does allow for projects with up to 1/3 of the total project MW retained by the bidder.

Click here to download the complete RFP as a PDF.


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