We pride ourselves on our strong collaboration and partnership skills, which reside at the core of our company. We have a track record of completing difficult and complex energy development deals, and this is a direct result of our ability to work with others and create win-win relationships with landowners, local communities, and development partners.
Respect for Your Land, Your Heritage, Your Legacy
We understand that it is a privilege to be able to develop on a landowner’s property. We know that in many cases the land has been in the family for generations and they view themselves as stewards of their heritage and legacy. We make it clear to landowners that we aim to have the smallest impact possible. We seek the landowner’s input on turbine placement. We often improve the land as part of the construction process. We repair any damages we cause and we make good on any crop losses due to construction. Once the project is operational, landowners can resume agricultural use of the land.
We Are Strong Partners
We are committed to creating long-term, mutually beneficial relationships that benefit landowners and their communities. To ensure that the relationship is healthy, we work to make sure that landowners understand the project proposal fully, we communicate abundantly and transparently, and we do what we say we will do. When multiple landowners are involved in a project, we use a uniform agreement for maximum transparency. Once the landowners are ready to proceed, we devote ample resources to ensure that the project is fully completed and operational on schedule.
Committed to Building Positive Long-Term Relationships
Our projects are fundamentally community-based endeavors, and the success of a project is directly tied to the strength of the relationships we build with local communities. To this end, we maintain an ongoing dialogue with community members to ensure that we move forward together in a direction that provides significant local benefits. We work proactively with local leaders, indigenous populations, environmental organizations, and local civic and governmental entities to identify any concerns early in the process, as well as to find ways to expand the project's benefits.
Our projects bring direct benefits to the local communities through increased tax revenue, job creation, and contributions to local causes. The projects can have hundreds of workers on-site during construction, and we strongly encourage our contractors to hire qualified local subcontractors and workers whenever possible.
In addition, our presence brings significant indirect economic benefits to the region through increased revenues for service industries, such as local restaurants and hotels, and the purchase of goods and services during both development and construction.
We also take great pride in getting to know the unique needs and aspirations of each local community so that we can support local organizations and initiatives that help the community achieve its goals.
Lastly, as part of our commitment to environmental stewardship, we work closely with our local communities and regulators to understand their concerns about environmental impacts. We incorporate what we learn into our mitigation measures, often collaborating with local officials and regulatory entities to develop plans that exceed permitting requirements.