NextEra Energy Resources is a national leader in wind development and operations. Learn more about wind generation, how NextEra Energy Resources develops and operates wind energy centers and the location of the company’s facilities here.
Q: How much energy will with this center produce?
A: The Eight Point Wind Energy Center is generating 101.8 MW, which is enough clean, renewable energy electricity to power more than 46,500 New York homes.
Q: What are the benefits to local communities and landowners?
A: The Eight Point Wind Energy Center is delivering new jobs, taxes and economic development to Steuben County and the towns of Greenwood and West Union. The project built on Steuben County’s proven track record of wind energy success, and position the county as a leader in wind energy production.
Q: What does this mean in terms of additional local government revenue?
A: The project is estimated to provide more than $40 million in revenue to local governments to support schools, infrastructure and vital services such as fire departments.
Q: Will local landowners benefit?
A: Yes, payments to landowners are estimated to be $25 million over the 30-year expected life of the project.
Q: What does a lease cover?
A: The easement, in most cases (easements can differ and are legal agreements between NextEra Energy Resources and private landowners) will cover:
- Payment terms
- Length of lease
- Other uses of the property
- The location and type of access roads and other support facilities
- The condition of the land after wind operations cease
Q: What involvement does the community have in a wind energy project?
A: Building a strong partnership with the community is critical to the success of every one of our projects. Learn more about how NextEra Energy Resources works with communities here.
Q: What happens if the wind project farm is abandoned – who is responsible for removing the turbines?
A: NextEra Energy Resources has a contractual requirement through its lease agreements with its local landowner-partners to disassemble any wind turbine and wind turbine towers and to return land to its original condition.