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Community Wind Benefits Fact Sheet

Date: 11/27/2012

Community wind projects are defined by an ownership model instead of by the type or size of turbine. Community wind projects have multiple applications and can be used by schools, hospitals, businesses, farms, ranches, or community facilities to supply local electricity. Rural electric cooperatives or municipal utilities can own community wind projects and use them to diversify electricity supplies. This fact sheet explores the benefits of community wind projects such as increased local control, stabilized energy prices, high levels of community support, and more.