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Landowners' Guide to Wind Energy in Alberta

Landowners' Guide to Wind Energy in Alberta

Published Sept. 16, 2010

By Tim Weis, Alex Doukas, Kristi Anderson

Written by Pembina's renewable energy experts, this guide helps landowners, companies and government understand and explain wind energy in Alberta. Whether you are a landowner negotiating with a wind power developer or a regional government looking at economic development, this guide can help you understand and get involved with the wind energy industry.

  • Understand wind energy and how it works
  • Learn about royalties and how to get the best deal for the use of your land
  • Find out what regulations govern farm-scale wind developments
  • Discover the development process and what questions to ask wind developers
  • Learn the facts on wildlife, noise and other impacts
  • Includes a special section by Gordon Howell on the Alberta Micro-generator Regulation that allows farm-scale operations to hook up to the grid

Alberta has a great wind resource - discover the opportunities to get involved.

Electronic copies are available at no cost. Hard copies of the guide can also be ordered. See www.pembina.org/re/wind-guide-alberta for more information.

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