Much of this latest round of wind energy development is supported by ALLETE Clean Energy’s investment in wind turbine inventory that qualify projects for federal Renewable Energy Production Tax Credits. The investment allows ALLETE Clean Energy to aggressively pursue its multi-pronged growth strategy that includes building and operating new wind farms based on long-term power purchase agreements, building wind farms for other companies for a development fee or a sale price, and refurbishing its existing wind farms while extending power sales agreements.
Leased land allows the landowner to optimize land use. A small portion of the leased land is needed for siting turbines and development of access roads intended for mutual use. The remaining land continues to be available for landowner use, such as farming or grazing. This dual use provides additional annual income to landowners.
Our wind sites provide direct community benefits through jobs, local business investment, property tax revenue, and other contributions. We value the communities where we live and work, and we look forward to forging partnerships with landowners and local communities.
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