Detroit, MI – OwnEnergy, the leading developer of Community Wind, today announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with The National Farmers Union Service Association (NFUSA), a wholly owned subsidiary of the National Farmers Union. The partners announced plans to develop a 20 MW wind energy project in Minnesota called the Rothsay Wind Energy project, which will create local jobs and stimulate economic development in the community.
The Rothsay Wind Energy project is located in Otter Tail County, Minnesota, and will provide clean, locally-generated power to approximately 6,000 homes. The project will soon enter the Midwest ISO Definitive Planning Phase (DPP), and will use Tier 1 turbines to ensure finance- ability of the project. The project footprint includes property from six landowners, and will require minimal permitting in addition to the state required PUC permit.
The partnership between OwnEnergy and NFUSA represents a win-win situation for both the wind industry and farmers across the United States. Community Wind projects provide farmers with the opportunity to generate a portion of their own electricity, create additional revenue streams for their family and their community, and expand sources of clean, renewable energy for the country.
For more information, visit the National Farmer’s Union site.