Invenergy began development of the Freeborn Wind Farm in with initial outreach to landowners. The project is currently contracted with Xcel Energy with the goal to begin construction in Currently, our efforts are largely focused on obtaining all necessary federal, state, and local permits to allow for the projects construction and ultimate operations.
While the issues raised in the initial comments are not unique to the Freeborn Wind Farm project, nor new to the Commission, we believe that a contested case will provide an efficient process and result in a robust record for the Commission, given the broad participation likely in this case. You can reference the MN Department of Commerce e-Docket website to view comments that have been submitted.
Local schools, businesses, and county infrastructure will benefit from the increase in tax revenue. Inwind power generated over 17 percent of Minnesota's electricity, ranking sixth in the nation for wind energy as a share of total electricity generation. The state has also been successful in attracting investment for energy manufacturing and large wind energy projects, with at least 20 active manufacturing facilities in the state.
Iowa also ranks 2nd in the nation for installed wind generation capacity. Iowans' electricity bills have remained well below the national average due to this abundance of wind energy. Wind Industry Employment: The wind industry employs upwards of 3, people in Minnesota.
Wind Manufacturing Facilities: 20 facilities in Minnesota produce products utilized by the wind industry, from blades and towers to raw components, like fiberglass and steel, that comprise a wind farm. The Freeborn Wind Farm is an unparalleled development opportunity for Freeborn County and Worth County, with millions to be invested in the local economies over the life of the project.
We selected the project area after intense and careful evaluation due to the project area's:. We take our commitment to our local host communities seriously and look forward to continuing to work closely with Freeborn County and Worth County; contributing to the area's economic development and to providing an additional supply of clean, homegrown energy for Minnesota.
The cornerstone of that effort is our commitment to act in accordance with the U. Great consideration is given of local geography, seasonable bird abundances, and the species present in the project area. As required by Freeborn County and Worth County, all roads and infrastructure will be left in the same or better condition than they were prior to their use for the construction or on-going maintenance and repair of the Freeborn Wind Farm.
Repairs will be completed at no cost to either Freeborn or Worth County. Wind turbines and access roads have a very small footprint. Freeborn County requires the creation of a Decommissioning Plan and accompanying fund for use in the unlikely event that a wind project must be taken down before the end of its useful life.
The establishment of a decommissioning fund ensures that the cost of decommissioning the project would never be borne by the Counties or landowners. Freeborn Wind Farm Home.
Decommissioning Wind Energy Why Wind? About The Project. Current Efforts Invenergy began development of the Freeborn Wind Farm in with initial outreach to landowners. We selected the project area after intense and careful evaluation due to the project area's: Verified, strong wind resource Existing transmission lines limiting the need for new infrastructure Expansive commercial farmland Low environmental impact risk Proximity to state highways Local community support We take our commitment to our local host communities seriously and look forward to continuing to work closely with Freeborn County and Worth County; contributing to the area's economic development and to providing an additional supply of clean, homegrown energy for Minnesota.
Environmental Benefits. Impact on Roads. Impact on County Roads.Agency Directory Online Services. The associated facilities may include on-site battery storage. The Badger Hollow Solar Farm will use single-axis tracker systems and be placed in service by the end of Notice: The Commission approved the construction of this project on April 11, As documents become available, hyperlinks will be added.
For more information on becoming involved in the Commission review of construction cases, please visit our public participation page, or call one of the Project contacts listed below. This project is being treated as a Type 2 action under Wis. An environmental assessment will be prepared to determine whether an environmental impact statement is necessary under Wis.
Grant wisconsin. Badger Hollow Invenergy Project Contact:email: badgerhollowsolar invenergyllc. Search PSC. Applicant stated need and proposed cost: because this project is considered a wholesale merchant plant as defined and described in Wis.
Project Location: The proposed project is located in western Iowa County, Wisconsin adjacent to the villages of Montfort and Cobb; the majority of which would be directly south of U.
Highway 18, approximately 1, acres extend north of U. Highway 18, with the entirety of the project being east of State Highway 80, which is the county line with Grant County. The proposed Project boundary includes properties in Mifflin, Eden, and Linden townships, and a small area at the south end of the village of Cobb see project maps below. If approved, the project will be built on approximately 3, acres of leased land within an approximately 10,acre project area boundary Proposed schedule: Fromdevelopment activities including solar resource assessment, environmental studies, interconnection studies, and permitting.
Fromproject construction. Project is anticipated to be operational in Key Project Documents As documents become available, hyperlinks will be added. Statutory Review This project is being treated as a Type 2 action under Wis.The Castle Wind team brings extensive experience in permitting, technology, utilities and energy markets to the development of Castle Wind Offshore. The project will bring long-term sustainable jobs and significant economic benefits to the City of Morro Bay and San Luis Obispo County.
California has a vast offshore wind resource. Harvesting half of the commercially viable resource would amount to an installed capacity of 7. Read more about the Castle Wind Offshore on the Projects page.
Harvesting just half of the commercially viable resource would amount to an installed capacity of 7. Castle Wind Offshore, a floating offshore wind farm with a net capacity of 1, MW, will consist of approximately floating offshore wind systems, which will harvest the vast offshore wind resource for the benefit of California electric consumers.
Castle Wind LLC was established by companies with decades of experience in the electric power industry, project development, offshore wind projects operation and maintenance, and project financing. Email Address. Castle Wind LLC. About Us. About Us Our Mission. View Project. Who we are Castle Wind LLC was established by companies with decades of experience in the electric power industry, project development, offshore wind projects operation and maintenance, and project financing.
Name Email Address Message Submit.Arnold Arboretum, Boston, Massachusetts - Michael Dosmann, Curator, assisted in identifying additional plant materials of interest for Seaberry Farm operation. National Arboretum, Washington, D. Carol Caggiano, Retail Florist Consultant, assisted in identifying potential buyers, cut woody material uses and marketing strategies Bruce Kalen, Senior Sales Manager and Plant Buyer of Potomac Wholesale Floral, assisted in product grading, packaging and marketing strategies.
Cathy Kyle, Kyle design, assisted in development marketing materials. Impacts Through assistance from industry trade associations, we identified appropriate wholesale florists, floral consultants and industry events pertinent to the implementation of this SBIR project. Periodic interviews were conducted with collaborative wholesale florists, event designers and woody producers in other regions to address seasonality and availability of woody cut materials, and their pricing in the industry.
As a result, Seaberry has developed a a comprehensive product availability list for Seaberry's products according to our production and research in and ; b a seasonal product availability and pricing list for competitors' offerings; and c a seasonal product availability and sourcing list for wholesale florists. To compare Seaberry products with others in terms of quality, packaging and prices, product, samples were sent to collaborating wholesale florists and floral consultants for comments.
Product samples were purchased from the trade to compare to Seaberry Farm's products.
We have established an on-going marketing relationship with several wholesale florists in establishing a year-round contract to purchase materials from us in the coming year. Seaberry Farm has identified the best practices used to establish a marketing and delivery system with the suppliers. This data was collected via several methods: 1 worked with specialty cut flower researchers at Cornell University and curators of several arboretums to ascertain additional plant materials of interest for woody cut uses; 2 interviewed with selected retail florists throughout the Mid-East region in order to evaluate how each currently uses woody cut materials; 3 evaluated trends through Seaberry's retail market located in Easton, Maryland, in turn gaining knowledge of the end consumer's perception and use of woody materials; 4 attended the American Specialty Cut Flower Grower Association's National Conference in New York and Maryland Flower Grower Field Days to gather pertinent information on facility and equipment needs and marketing strategies employed by other growers to gain a strategic presence in the industry.
Worked with several consultants to develop ideal marketing strategies and materials for different aspects of Seaberry's business, including developing a marketing plan, a business plan and a commercialization plan.
Worked with a greenhouse supplier and a cooling system supplier to identify a suitable greenhouse and a cooler for the operation based on the Seaberry's specific needs. Attended the International Floriculture Expo in Miami Florida to identify additional equipment and material suppliers who are willing to work with Seaberry to develop or modify their equipment and materials for Seaberry Farm's specific use, including packaging materials, stem cutting and wrapping equipment, harvesting carts, post harvesting chamber.
Discussed with several local farmers for their interest in participating in a grower network to produce woody cut materials based on Seaberry's marketing specification and market through Seaberry's marketing network.
Publications No publications reported this period. However, the applicable industry conferences and trade show events are generally held in the spring; therefore, in the time allotted, we could not attend most events to conduct our research and promote our products and company.
Therefore, we requested a no cost extension to extend the project period to July 31, in order to enable us to attend several of these important industry conferences and events. Sponsoring Institution. Project Director Uva, R. Non Technical Summary Woody cut branches are portions of trees or shrubs used for floral design or decorative purposes, including foliage, flowering branches, fruit and seeds, and bare stems and branches.
Specialty cut flower growers add woody cut branches to their production line in order to diversify their products, expand their markets and extend market season.
Within the cut flower market, woody cut branch materials represent a small but high value specialty product line. In the Mid-Atlantic region, local growers have not been able to compete in this market due to climate conditions, higher production costs and a comparatively small production scale. Moreover, horticultural experts agree that market research in woody cut flowers is greatly lacking.
Therefore, more planning must be put into an appropriate marketing strategy, evaluate products that are unique, of local interest, difficult to ship, and suitable to local production climate. The purpose of this project is to conduct suitable research to provide baseline information to determine market preferences and identify new and efficient marketing strategies for this unique agricultural product, and to help Seaberry Farm, LLC, to become the premium woody cut flower supplier for the East Coast and ultimately establish a sustainable woody cut flower industry in the region.
Animal Health Component. Research Effort Categories Basic. The project's objectives are to 1 evaluate market trends in the woody cut ornamental industry in order to build a niche market; 2 create an efficient agribusiness marketing system for the woody cut ornamental industry in the Mid-Atlantic region; and 3 identify and develop innovative marketing strategies to increase sales.
Project Methods The tasks associated with this research will include market and product testing as well as working with buyers in various markets, growers, equipment suppliers and researchers to 1 determine the woody cut materials that are in high demand by the end users and make revisions to the company's current product selections; 2 evaluate the requirements of the end user, specially seasonality, stage of bloom, packaging and delivery; 3 establish facility and equipment requirements to fulfill the market conditions; 4 identify marketing strategies conducive to market conditions in order to develop a marketing plan and marketing materials; and 5 evaluate the feasibility and interests of a local grower network.Want to support our Canisteo project?
Invenergy is developing the Canisteo project on approximately 25, acres of private land it is leasing in the towns of Cameron, Canisteo, Jasper, Greenwood, Troupsburg, and West Union. The project enjoys support from over local, tax-paying community members and will provide substantial income and energy for its host communities. Wind power is the new cash crop for farmers and landowners. Lease payments provide a steady stream of income. The payments are a blessing.
Invenergy plans to hire a project manager and several wind technicians to perform routine maintenance on the wind turbines. Interviews will begin after the start of project construction. Invenergy drives innovation in energy. Invenergy and its affiliated companies develop, own, and operate large-scale renewable and other clean energy generation and storage facilities in the Americas and Europe.
Invenergy's home office is located in Chicago and it has regional development offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Japan and Europe. Invenergy and its affiliated companies have developed more than 18, MW of projects that are in operation, construction or contracted, including wind, solar, natural gas-fueled power generation and energy storage projects. These projects have injected millions of dollars into local economies and provided an additional source of clean energy for New Yorkers and our nation.
Invenergy continues to develop other wind and solar projects across New York, all in various stages of development. Canisteo Wind Farm Home. Wind Energy Why Wind? Canisteo Wind Farm. About Canisteo Wind. Keep scrolling for some more detailed project information! Community Benefits. Cash Crop. Local Economic Impact. Schedule Overview Activities include wind assessment, environmental studies, interconnection studies, etc.
Q3 About Invenergy Invenergy drives innovation in energy. Invenergy in New York.Arkwright Summit Wind Farm has an installed capacity of Arkwright Summit Wind Farm yields significant economic benefits to the community in the form of payments to landowners, local spending, and annual community investment. The project created 80 full-time equivalent jobs during construction as well as three permanent jobs. Arkwright Summit Wind Farm saves more than million gallons of water each year and displaces carbon emissions from fossil fuel power plants, a major contributor to climate change.
Wind energy also enhances air quality by helping to mitigate the health effects of harmful air pollutants. Arkwright Summit Wind Farm is compatible with other land uses and provides a stable form of income to local landowners. These supportive landowners participate in long-term lease and easement agreements that cover turbines, access roads, and transmission corridors. Modern wind turbine generators are sophisticated, high-tech machines designed to capture the kinetic energy of the wind and convert it into electricity.
Tubular steel towers support a hub with three attached blades and a nacelle, which houses the shaft, gearbox, generator, and controls. Electricity must be produced at just the right frequency and voltage to be compatible with the utility grid. New York Arkwright Summit. Recent Comments. Categories No categories. Enough to power approximately 35, Homes. Farm Fact 2 Benefits to the Community Arkwright Summit Wind Farm yields significant economic benefits to the community in the form of payments to landowners, local spending, and annual community investment.
Farm Fact 3 Benefits to the Environment Arkwright Summit Wind Farm saves more than million gallons of water each year and displaces carbon emissions from fossil fuel power plants, a major contributor to climate change. Farm Fact 4 Landowners Arkwright Summit Wind Farm is compatible with other land uses and provides a stable form of income to local landowners. Farm Fact 5 Technology Modern wind turbine generators are sophisticated, high-tech machines designed to capture the kinetic energy of the wind and convert it into electricity.
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