Tuesday, April 9, 2013

2015 Update

I am still here.  The information presented is still what I would propose for wind rights in the future. I know some legislators have looked and that a variation or two of the leasing concept has been proposed to no avail.  The concept of "pooling" wind (as happens with oil & gas) remains the most fair recognition of how upwind turbines depreciated downwind resource.  Unfortunately, using this type of approach for payments has not been supported by wind developers who find it easier to provide 100% of the compensation to the owner of the land upon which the turbine sits.  Until AWEA and developers take a more comprehensive approach to resource compensation - wind developers will continue to be plagued by dissension from those whose wind resource has been sullied or diminished without compensation.