The production tax credit for renewable energy is set to expire at the end of 2012, which means that to take advantage of the incentive a project has to be "commercially operable" by that time. Since it can take two years or longer for a wind farm to be up and running, utilities that don't already have a project in development should be thinking about initiating one, and fast. But in their rush, utilities should not overlook the additional benefits in speed and local good will that can be had through Community Wind.