Legal Considerations

Understanding Wind Energy Leases

 Archived webinar hosted by the High Plains Energy Extension Team. This webcast provides a good overview of the wind energy development process, discusses the many important provisions found in wind energy lease and easement agreements, and then wraps up with a discussion of landowner wind energy associations. 

Speakers are Dr. Shannon Ferrell from Oklahoma State University and Sarah Hamlen from Montana State University.

Click here to watch recorded webinar.

Chapter 13: Power Purchase Agreement

PPA
A power purchase agreement (PPA) is a contract to buy the electricity generated by a power plant. These agreements are a critical part of planning a successful wind project because they secure a long-term stream of revenue for the project through the sale of the electricity generated by the project. Securing a good PPA is often one of the most challenging elements of wind project development.

This section covers the basics of a power purchase agreement and things to consider as you negotiate with a power purchaser. The main topics covered in this section are:

Ownership: 
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