Detroit, United States [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] OwnEnergy has entered into a strategic partnership with The National Farmers Union Service Association (NFUSA), a wholly owned subsidiary of the National Farmers Union. The partners announced plans to develop a 20-megawatt (MW) wind energy project in Minnesota called the Rothsay Wind Energy project.
The project will soon enter the Midwest ISO Definitive Planning Phase (DPP), and will use Tier 1 turbines to ensure finance-ability of the project. The project footprint includes property from six landowners, and will require minimal permitting in addition to the state required PUC permit.
The partnership between OwnEnergy and NFUSA represents a win-win situation for both the wind industry and farmers across the United States. Community Wind projects provide farmers with the opportunity to generate a portion of their own electricity, create additional revenue streams for their family and their community, and expand sources of clean, renewable energy for the country.
OwnEnergy has developed more than 1,000 MW under development across 14 U.S. states. The company partners with landowners, farmers and local entities to jointly develop utility-scale wind projects ranging from 10 to 80 MW. The projects help to create local jobs, spur economic growth and provide communities with clean, renewable sources of energy that they can call their own.