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Benefits and Burdens: Exploring the Role of Community Benefits in Wind Energy Development

Feb. 28, 2024

In this webinar, hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy's WINDExchange initiative, experts from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the wind energy industry will introduce attendees to community benefit agreements and related funds and investments. These are voluntary mechanisms that developers may use to deliver additional financial and/or nonfinancial benefits to communities impacted by wind energy projects. Community benefits can come in different forms, be developed through diverse processes, and have varying impacts on key outcomes in the wind energy industry, including project success and equity. This webinar explores the nuances of community benefits from multiple angles and provides insights that are relevant to land-based wind energy, offshore wind energy, and other renewable energy technologies.

Missed the webinar? Watch the recording on the WINDExchange YouTube playlist and follow along in the presentation slide deck.