“Making Financial Sense of Small and Medium
Community Wind Projects:
A Workshop to Help You Understand the Economics”
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., with an optional strategy meeting until 2:00 p.m.
Hilton Garden Inn, Freeport, Maine
Why is that Massachusetts – a state with less wind resources and available land – has nearly 7 times the amount of installed community wind than Maine? And nearly 12 times the amount of installed municipal wind? Tipping 40 megawatts of operating wind generation that is locally-owned, including over 12 megawatts that is municipally-owned, we can learn from that state’s policy models how to similarly grow and support a vibrant community wind sector in Maine. Using existing policies in Maine such as small wind rebates and net energy billing, community wind developers of small and medium projects in Maine can learn from experienced presenters how to get their projects to financing and ultimately to the finish line.
With a line-up of four community wind experts from the Northeast, this workshop will give you the practical experience you need to understand the upcoming changes to the Maine small wind rebates program, and the current policies that govern net energy billing and other incentives to support community wind projects here.
This workshop is aimed at wind turbine installers, engineers, architects, green building professionals, renewable energy consultants, town energy committee members, school facility operators, school science teachers and administrators, municipal leaders, and other professionals who want to fully explore and understand the opportunities in Maine that can help support small- and medium-sized community wind projects.
Professional engineering credit is available; please let us know on your registration whether you are seeking this.
Reduced rates at the Hilton Garden Inn may still be available for the event (please inquire there).