Regional Wind Energy Forums
This project worked to establish ongoing dialogues with rural communities about opportunities arising from wind energy development. Working with local communities, the project organized multi-county forums that address such issues as leasing and landowners’ rights, community wind development, state policies concerning wind development, non-grid usage of stranded wind resources, funding wind projects, county commissioner issues, transmission and interconnection, and rural economic development.
The project was funded by the Climate and Energy Project of The Land Institute in Salina, KS.
Partners included numerous County Economic Development offices, several RC&Ds, Farm Bureau county committees, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and the Kansas Energy Office. Wind forums have taken place in Kingman, Phillipsburg, Colby, and Scott City.
Presentations from the forums are available below.