Landowner Driven Wind Development Montana Farmers Union 10 17 09

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Landowner Driven Wind Development Montana Farmers Union 10 17 09

  1. 1. Landowner-Driven<br />Wind Development<br />Sponsored by<br />In Cooperation with<br />Great Falls, Montana ~ October 17,2009<br />
  2. 2. Critical Components<br />Proven, Developable, and Competitive Wind Resource<br />Organization with Committed Leadership, Support, and a Plan<br />Seed Money and Initial Development Capital<br />Control of Wind Resource Footprint<br />Committed Client(s)<br />Generation Interconnection/Transmission Solution<br />Generation Outlet<br />Strategic Partner(s)<br />Permits and Licenses<br />Dedicated Project Manager<br />
  3. 3. 1. Proven, Developable, and Competitive Wind Resource<br /><ul><li>Met Towers (commissioned, height, and location)
  4. 4. History and Corroboration of Data
  5. 5. Modeling and Analysis
  6. 6. Net Capacity Factor with Different Turbines
  7. 7. Developability Factors
  8. 8. Current Market Expectations</li></li></ul><li>2. Organization with Dedicated Leadership, Support, and a Plan<br /><ul><li>Constituency and Leaders (controlling your own destiny)
  9. 9. Legal Counsel
  10. 10. The Landscape
  11. 11. The Organization
  12. 12. Engaging a “Developer”
  13. 13. Potential Business Models
  14. 14. Feasibility Study of Alternatives (risks/rewards)</li></li></ul><li>3. Seed Money and Initial Development Capital<br /><ul><li>Planning and Startup Funding
  15. 15. Offering Memorandum
  16. 16. Staging and Raising Investment Capital</li></li></ul><li>4. Control of Wind Resource Footprint<br /><ul><li>Optimum Area for Development (footprint)
  17. 17. Landowner Participation in Ownership
  18. 18. Landowner Information Meetings
  19. 19. Web Site and/or Point of Information Dissemination
  20. 20. The “Land Man” and Landowner Relations
  21. 21. Wind Right Options and Project “Buy-In”</li></li></ul><li>
  22. 22.
  23. 23. Source – American Wind Energy Association <br />
  24. 24.
  25. 25.
  26. 26. 5. Committed Client(s)<br /><ul><li>Opportunity Evaluation (business model)
  27. 27. Unsolicited Proposals
  28. 28. Requests for Proposals
  29. 29. Letter of Intent</li></li></ul><li>6. Generation Interconnection & Transmission Solution<br /><ul><li>The Experienced “Grid Engineer”
  30. 30. Optimum Interconnection Point and System Impacts/Costs
  31. 31. Potential Partners in Interconnection/Transmission Solution
  32. 32. Application for Interconnection</li></li></ul><li>
  33. 33. 7. Generation Outlet<br /><ul><li>Parameters for Generation Outlet Transmission Line
  34. 34. Landowner Considerations
  35. 35. Local Utility Considerations</li></li></ul><li>8. Strategic Partners(s)<br /><ul><li>The “tax incentive” Factor
  36. 36. Partner(s) with Investment Capital and Turbine Access
  37. 37. Partner(s) with Commitment to “Community Ownership”
  38. 38. Partner(s) with Credibility</li></li></ul><li>9. Permits and Licenses<br /><ul><li>State Jurisdiction over Facility Siting
  39. 39. Federal Compliance and Environmental Issues
  40. 40. Local Conditional Use and Building Permits</li></li></ul><li>10. Dedicated Project Manager<br /><ul><li>Many Complex Issues
  41. 41. Many Parties
  42. 42. Many Meetings
  43. 43. Many Negotiations
  44. 44. Many Decisions
  45. 45. Dedicated Professional Support</li></li></ul><li>
  46. 46. Questions and Comment<br />Thank you.<br />

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