Economic Benefits

Straight from the source: what wind power means to a community

What does it look like when a wind farm comes to a community?
Straight from the source: what wind power means to a community

We often talk about the many resources wind power brings to a community: land lease payments, well-paying jobs and expanded property tax revenue are a few examples.

While quantifying these benefits is important, sometimes it’s hard to fully understand just how much a wind farm can positively impact a community- there’s truth to the cliché that a picture is worth a thousand words.

So here’s a look at what having a wind farm has meant for Canadian County, OK, courtesy of Apex Clean Energy, as told by the people who live and work with it every day.

Economic Benefits

Greg is AWEA's Deputy Director of External Communications. He is the head editor and writer for Into the Wind, and oversees AWEA's online content and opinion writing. Greg holds a Master's degree in Global Environmental Policy from American University's School of International Service. He also holds a Bachelor's degree in International Relations and Journalism from Lehigh University.

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