Onshore wind is helping us create a world run entirely on green energy. And its immediate advantages can already be seen at a local level.
Strengthening communities, transforming economies
At Ørsted, we're passionate about the communities in which we operate. Our wind farms bring the following benefits to the communities where we work:
- Supporting landowners: The farmers and ranchers who host our wind farms on their land can continue to farm it around the turbines. Better still, they receive lease payments from the wind farms that provide stable, long-term income. This cushions them from unpredictable agricultural prices.
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- Increasing tax revenues: Onshore 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. This means our green energy investment also returns increased local prosperity.
- Creating more jobs: The wind power industry employed over 1.3 million workers worldwide in 2021.