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Resource Documents: Indiana (7 items)


Unless indicated otherwise, documents presented here are not the product of nor are they necessarily endorsed by National Wind Watch. These resource documents are shared here to assist anyone wishing to research the issue of industrial wind power and the impacts of its development. The information should be evaluated by each reader to come to their own conclusions about the many areas of debate. • The copyrights reside with the sources indicated. As part of its noncommercial effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations.

Date added:  June 14, 2010
Contracts, IndianaPrint storyE-mail story

Easements agreement

Author:  Invenergy

This “Agreement Regarding Easements” is from Invenergy Wind Development operating in Montgomery, Fountain, and Tippecanoe Counties, Indiana.

Download original document: “Invenergy Agreement Regarding Easements

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Real-time wind production — various regions

Author:  National Wind Watch

Australia: AEMO grid (southern and eastern Australia): past 48 hours’ regional generation and demand

Denmark: Electricity production and consumption

West Denmark: Electricity prices, consumption, and production today

Nordpool: Current power flow in the Nordic power system

Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania: Current production of 4-Energia wind energy facilities

France: Quarter-hour consumption and production

France: Quarter-hour production and installed capacities

France: Current, weekly, monthly, yearly demand and production

Germany: Quarter-hour wind production in EnBW control area (Baden-Württemberg)

Great Britain: Last 24 hours of generation by fuel type, every 5 minutes

Great Britain: Current, weekly, monthly, yearly demand and production

Ireland: Daily quarter-hour wind generation and system demand

Portugal: Real-time wind power generation (previous days) and total power generation (wind is included under “special status”)

Spain: Real-time wind generation, with percentage of capacity and percentage of demand (requires Flash player)

Spain: Real-time generation from all sources (requires Flash player)

Alberta: Monthly wind power forecast vs. actual comparison reports

Ontario: Latest hour of generation

Ontario: Daily hourly generation (scroll to bottom of table for wind plant)

Ontario: Hourly generation and other power data

Northwestern USA: Previous week, real-time 5-minute wind generation, Bonneville Power Administration
BPA load and wind generation

California: Daily hourly production, CAISO [click here to download complete report (PDF) from previous day.]
CAISO: yesterday's renewables production

Midwest ISO fuel mix

North Dakota: Previous week, Basin electric Power Cooperative
Basin Electric wind generation, previous week

New England fuel mix (ISO-NE)

Barnstable, Massachusetts: hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, yearly production and consumption of a 100-kW turbine since June 1, 2011 (100% daily generation would be 2,400 kWh)

Ipswich, Massachusetts: hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, yearly production and consumption of a 1.6-MW turbine since May 18, 2011 (100% daily generation would be 38,400 kWh)

Scituate, Massachusetts: hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, yearly production and consumption of a 1.5-MW turbine since March 30, 2012 (100% daily generation would be 36,000 kWh)

Mark Richey Woodworking, Newburyport, Massachusetts: hourly, daily, monthly production of a 600-kW turbine since June 2009 (100% daily generation would be 14,400 kWh)

University of Delaware, Newark: current power output (kW) of 2,000-kW turbine

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Date added:  June 28, 2009
Contracts, Indiana, Property values, U.S.Print storyE-mail story

Wind Energy Game and Protecting Farm Revenue Rights

Author:  Schwarz, John

The old saying goes, “Bulls make money, Bears make money, and Pigs get slaughtered”. In today’s farming environment, market volatility speaks volume and rules on how to play the game define everything, especially profit and loss. As farmers, we play the game everyday with the commodity market.

However, within the agricultural industry, there is a new game in town, being wind energy. The key issue is how, as farmers, we can make money in the wind energy game if we do not know the rules. Specifically, who will win with this part of the “Green Energy” boom? Will it be the developer, the utility companies, the landowner, or consumers?

Most recently, in 2008, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) reported that the US dethroned Germany as the world leader in wind generating capacity. This market boom has developed into the hottest ticket for property owners and economic development. Many large commercial wind farms now dot the American rural landscape.
Wind developers are currently actively courting farmers and landowners for land leases to install wind farms. Many of these companies are curre ntly in a feeding frenzy mode for buying up lease agreements at low rates (i.e. option contracts) for the future development of large-scale wind projects. Thus, landowners should exercise caution and understand all aspects of the wind energy game before entering into any agreements. A few of the things a landowner should consider:

Lastly, landowners need to understand what rights they lose under these agreements. Some terms to watch out for:

Perhaps the largest drawback to a long term lease, whether it be for wind, oil & gas, or other, is the cloud it puts on the title of the land. Such clouds can make transferring of the property very difficult. A landowner may find themselves spending large sums of legal fees getting the title unclouded.

Lastly, when faced with wind energy leases, it is wise to consult with an attorney who is knowled geable of the industry so as to broker the best deal possible. A skillful attorney often times can negotiate a deal for a landowner that pays the cost to hire the attorney several times over. Most importantly, take note that the developers have armies of attorneys who have drafted the agreements and handle their legal affairs. Going up against such without legal counsel of your own is like going into battle with plastic sword; you just won’t get very far.

John J. Schwarz, II, is a farmer and attorney in Steuben County, Indiana. He focuses his practice on agricultural law and legal issues important to farming communities. He can be reached at 260-665-9779 or jschwarz@cresslaw.com. These articles are for general informational purposes only. If you have a specific legal question, you should consult an attorney.

Special to National Wind Watch.

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