Our wind farms help strengthen communities and transform local economies in four ways:
- Supporting landowners: The farmers and ranchers who host our wind farms receive lease payments that provide stable, long-term income, cushioning them from unpredictable agricultural prices while allowing them to continue to farm the land around the turbines.
- Increasing tax revenues: Wind farms like ours generate millions in new property tax revenue. The added tax base can be directed into local school districts, infrastructure and enhanced county services.
- Investing directly in the local economy: We reach out to landowners and community leaders to understand their needs and expectations so we can leverage our green energy investment into increased local prosperity.
- Creating more jobs: The U.S. wind power industry employs over 100,000 workers across 500 factories in 42 states. On a local level, wind projects create hundreds of jobs – during the construction phase and beyond.