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Thursday, July 29, 2010
1 - 2:15 p.m. (EST)
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Partnership (GPP)

This webinar featured information for large electricity users to participate in community wind power development. Projects are typically locally-owned and maximize the local benefits of wind generation. These projects can range from 2 megawatts (MW) capacity up to utility-scale and can be customer-sited or grid-sited. Possible ownership models include farmers and landowners (individuals and partnerships); large businesses and organizations, including higher education institutions and Fortune 500® companies; community and development groups; tribes and local governments; and public utilities. Opportunities for large electricity users to purchase power from community wind farms in a profit neutral manner will also be explored.

During this Webinar, participants learned about:

  • How your organization can participate in community wind development
  • The types of community wind projects – including institutional and corporate-owned options
  • Learn the distinctions between utility-scale, multi-turbine large, and single-turbine small community wind projects
  • The benefits and challenges of community wind development
  • Factors that contribute to successful community wind projects
  • The typical project development process and timeline
  • Possible financial structures for projects, including the new National Wind Windfrastructure Program model

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