Utility Scale Wind

Landowner Issues

Understanding Wind Energy Leases

Wind development in the upper midwest and how it impacts landowers including lease and easements.  Presented Nov 18th 2009 by the High Plains Extension Energy Team.
Dr. Shannon Farrel - Oklahoma State University

Future of Wind Developments

Wind Vision for USA 

A US Department of Energy revisits the 2008 report (20% wind power by the year 2030). Today Nebraska has 1400 MW of installed wind. Another study stated Nebraskas share to get the U.S. to the 20% goal would be approxomately 7800 MW 

Wind Developoment In Nebraska 1998-2020

Graph of Wind Developoment In Nebraska

Wind power development in Nebraska 1998 - 2020.  Data from Nebraska Energy Office

Other Resources

Landowner Resources

Legal Issues for Landowners to Consider in Negotiating Wind Energy Easements - Washburn University 
Negotiating Wind Energy Property Agreement
- Farmers' Legal Action Group, Inc 
Wind Energy Production: Legal Issues Related Liability Concerns for Landowners in Iowa and Across the Nation - Iowa State University Center for Ag Law and Taxation - Includes sample contract

Nebraska Energy Office - Wind Resources
Landowner Wind Energy Associations: Cornhusker Economics Newsletter
Wind Farms Could Bring Wyoming Ranchers Windfall: NPR news story Oct 2009

Wind Industry Resources

National Renewable Energy Labaratory
American Wind Energy Association