Commercial Scale

Right of Way Agent Development Symposium for Wind Energy


Oklahoma City, OK
An intensive two-day symposium on wind energy leases.  Windustry Program Analyst Melissa Peterson will be one of the presenters.

The symposium will be held in the Student Center on the campus of Oklahoma State University in Oklahoma City.  A detailed itinerary for the week is available here along with information about accomodations and registration.

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Office of Energy - Minnesota Department of Commerce

The Office of Energy at the Minnesota Department of Commerce is working to move Minnesota toward a sustainable energy future, managing energy assistance funds, advocating in the public interest on energy utility rates and facility siting. We provide information and assistance to residents, builders, utilities, non-profits and policy-makers on home improvements, financial assistance, renewable technologies including wind energy information, policy initiatives, and utility regulations.

Landowner Guide to Evaluating a Wind Developer

This handout is designed to help landowners evaluate a wind developer before they sign an agreement. It is intended to provide a brief discussion of many topics and additional resources, including:

  • Where can I find information about a developer?
  • What makes or breaks a wind project?
  • Does the developer have the ability to finance the project?
  • What is the relationship of my wind resource to electricity power lines?
  • How will I get paid?

Click below to download the PDF file.

Siting, Zoning, and Taxing Wind Farms in Illinois


Organized by the Illinois Wind Working Group, this conference is designed to provide timely information about commercial-scale wind energy production to local government officials, the legal community and landowners.  Agenda topics include:

  • Duties of County Boards and Zoning Boards Regarding Wind Developments
  • Taxation of Wind Farms
  • Wind Opposition: Facts, Myths and Solutions

The conference will be held February 4, 2009 at the Hotel Pere Marquette in Peoria, Illinois.

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