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Term Definition
Landowner Wind Energy Association

A landowner wind energy association, or LWEA, consists of a group of landowners who have decided to work together to have more control over the wind leasing process than they would have individually.

Lighting

Commercial wind turbines are installed on tall towers and proper lighting is required for the safety of any nearby aviation facilities. There are also concerns with the impacts different lighting mechanisms may have on local communities and wildlife. All wind projects must comply with any applicable Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements regarding appropriate lighting, and many county permitting regulations refer to or incorporate those requirements.

Limited Liability Company (LLC)

A type of business structure in which owners are not liable for things that go wrong that are not the owners' responsibility. This offers owners some legal protection in case of accidents and disasters.

Load

The amount of electric power drawn at a specific time from an electric system, or the total power drawn from the system. Peak load is the amount of power drawn at the time of highest electrical demand. Or a device or aggregation of devices that are connected to an electrical system that consume electrical power.