With recent approval from the Public Utility Council of Texas, construction on one of the largest community-sponsored wind projects in the U.S. will begin in June near Plainview, Texas. The Hale Wind Project, in Hale County, will continue to deliver big in terms of power, tax revenues and employment – and it all began with a locally based business model proprietary to Tri Global Energy (TGE).
“The start of construction of Hale Wind Project, following a year of record growth for Tri Global Energy, is a clear and strong message about the success of our community-based business model,” said John Billingsley, TGE’s Chairman, and CEO. “And it’s also important to note that this project is expected to continue benefitting local communities for years to come.
The Hale Wind Project is comprised of four wind farms in which Tri Global Energy is the exclusive developer and a manager – Cotton Wind Farms, East Mound Renewable Energy, Hale Wind Farm and Lakeview Wind Farms. Each project was launched under TGE’s business model, the Wind Force Plan, which allows local landowners and community investors the opportunity to partner with and have a substantial ownership in the wind project development leasing their land.
“Wind energy provides diversified income to farmers and ranchers, enabling them to continue using their land as they always have – to help feed the nation and the world. Now they’re also helping power the U.S. with clean, renewable energy.”
Under the direction of TGE, the four wind farms joined together in 2013 to form one of the largest community-sponsored wind projects in the U.S., and TGE sold the project in 2015 to NextEra Energy Resources, LLC.