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    Landowner Driven Wind Development   Montana Farmers Union   10 17 09 Landowner Driven Wind Development Montana Farmers Union 10 17 09 Presentation Transcript

    • Landowner-Driven
      Wind Development
      Sponsored by
      In Cooperation with
      Great Falls, Montana ~ October 17,2009
    • Critical Components
      Proven, Developable, and Competitive Wind Resource
      Organization with Committed Leadership, Support, and a Plan
      Seed Money and Initial Development Capital
      Control of Wind Resource Footprint
      Committed Client(s)
      Generation Interconnection/Transmission Solution
      Generation Outlet
      Strategic Partner(s)
      Permits and Licenses
      Dedicated Project Manager
    • 1. Proven, Developable, and Competitive Wind Resource
      • Met Towers (commissioned, height, and location)
      • History and Corroboration of Data
      • Modeling and Analysis
      • Net Capacity Factor with Different Turbines
      • Developability Factors
      • Current Market Expectations
    • 2. Organization with Dedicated Leadership, Support, and a Plan
      • Constituency and Leaders (controlling your own destiny)
      • Legal Counsel
      • The Landscape
      • The Organization
      • Engaging a “Developer”
      • Potential Business Models
      • Feasibility Study of Alternatives (risks/rewards)
    • 3. Seed Money and Initial Development Capital
      • Planning and Startup Funding
      • Offering Memorandum
      • Staging and Raising Investment Capital
    • 4. Control of Wind Resource Footprint
      • Optimum Area for Development (footprint)
      • Landowner Participation in Ownership
      • Landowner Information Meetings
      • Web Site and/or Point of Information Dissemination
      • The “Land Man” and Landowner Relations
      • Wind Right Options and Project “Buy-In”
    • Source – American Wind Energy Association
    • 5. Committed Client(s)
      • Opportunity Evaluation (business model)
      • Unsolicited Proposals
      • Requests for Proposals
      • Letter of Intent
    • 6. Generation Interconnection & Transmission Solution
      • The Experienced “Grid Engineer”
      • Optimum Interconnection Point and System Impacts/Costs
      • Potential Partners in Interconnection/Transmission Solution
      • Application for Interconnection
    • 7. Generation Outlet
      • Parameters for Generation Outlet Transmission Line
      • Landowner Considerations
      • Local Utility Considerations
    • 8. Strategic Partners(s)
      • The “tax incentive” Factor
      • Partner(s) with Investment Capital and Turbine Access
      • Partner(s) with Commitment to “Community Ownership”
      • Partner(s) with Credibility
    • 9. Permits and Licenses
      • State Jurisdiction over Facility Siting
      • Federal Compliance and Environmental Issues
      • Local Conditional Use and Building Permits
    • 10. Dedicated Project Manager
      • Many Complex Issues
      • Many Parties
      • Many Meetings
      • Many Negotiations
      • Many Decisions
      • Dedicated Professional Support
    • Questions and Comment
      Thank you.