Landowners of farms and ranchers in Nebraska have an opportunity to be part of the growing resource of wind-powered generation through various resources – whether it is Nebraska Public Power District, private developers or Community Based Energy development (C-BED) organizations.
Being part of this process can be positive for individuals with available land where wind turbines can be placed, providing low-cost clean renewable energy throughout the state and also being paid for the use of the land. But it is also important to understand that when doing so, a landowner will be signing a legal document.
NPPD encourages individuals who are interested in the possibility of their farm or ranch being part of future wind-generation to take the time and review what kind of questions they should ask before they sign any agreement – with NPPD, private developer, or C-BED organization.
Also if you have an interest in making your land available for future wind study programs and possible development as a wind form, please fill out the on-line Landowner Interest Form and submit it electronically to NPPD for further evaluation.
Additional information on wind-generated power can be obtained at the following links:
- Nebraska Energy Office
- American Wind Energy Association
- United States Department of Energy
- National Renewable Energy Laboratory
- National Geographic Wind Turbine Simulation