A developer of community wind, OwnEnergy, has entered a partnership with The National Farmers Union Service Association to develop a 20 MW wind energy project in Minnesota. “The Rothsay Wind Energy project will create local jobs and stimulate economic development in the community,” says OwnEnergy CEO Jacob Susman. “The project, in Otter Tail County, Minnesota, will also provide clean, locally-generated power to about 6,000 homes.” The project will soon enter the Midwest ISO Definitive Planning Phase and use Tier 1 turbines to ensure project financing. The project footprint includes property from six landowners, and will require minimal permitting in addition to the state required PUC permit.
Community wind projects provide farmers with an opportunity to generate a portion of their own electricity, create additional revenue for their family and community, and expand sources of clean, renewable energy for the country.
OwnEnergy, Brooklyn, N.Y., has 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.