Community Wind Farms
As attorneys, we’ve been blessed over the years to represent nearly every type of party involved in a wind project.
Our first wind-related clients were utility-scale project developers. Over the years we’ve helped developers on nearly every aspect of wind project development and in regulatory proceedings, too. We still represent commercial wind developers.
We have also advised local governments on zoning and permitting issues, and today have clients in that area as well.
One of our most recently-developed client groups is landowners. We conducted the first competitive bidding/”Cooperative Bargaining” process east of the Mississippi for a 70 member landowner group which represented 15,000 acres.
There is the potential for a conflict of interest when such a diverse group of clients exists, but it is not as great as you might expect. Instead, the representation of diverse interests has given us tremendous perspective in the motivations of each stakeholder and the way to resolve issues in a manner acceptable to all of the parties.
So if you are a landowner that has been approached by a developer — or if you are a developer interested in negotiating with a group of landowners — please let us know if we can put our experience to work for you. Of course, we can also advise on all other types of renewable energy and Oil & Gas issues, whether those issues arise in a “traditional” context — like in “Community Wind” where the community holds an ownership stake in the project — to newer approaches like the “Cooperative Bargaining” strategy we just developed.
We’d be happy to explore your issues with you. Just fill out the “Need Help?” form in the right hand column of this page and we’ll be in touch soon.