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DEVELOPING WIND ENERGY ON TRIBAL LANDS

Foresight Wind Energy is committed to working with Native American Tribes to assist them in developing their wind resources for clean energy, sustainable economic development, and culturally-compatible resource management.

We work closely with members of Tribal Agencies and Councils to develop a project plan and ensure full participation by tribal members. We value environmental and cultural resources and respect tribal sovereignty.

We stay abreast of new programs and incentives for tribal energy development, ready to aid tribes to realize the full benefits of the new energy bill in coordination with existing state and federal government programs, loans, and grants.

Foresight brings expertise in the complexities of tribal project development:

  • Wind resource assessment (meteorological analysis, wind mapping)
  • Feasibility studies (environmental, cultural, historical, FAA, Communications interference, etc)
  • Sovereignty and contractual issues
  • Land Rights and Permitting (BIA, NEPA, Chapters, Counties, State checkerboard lands)
  • Transmission access
  • Tax structuring
  • New Title V TERAs (DOI Tribal Energy Resource Agreements)
  • New Title V Power Purchase Preference, Transmission Provisions
  • Full range of potential funding sources and incentives
    • DOE, USDA, EPA, BIA, HUD, EDA
    • U.S. Energy Bill (grants, loans, bonds, tax credits, transmission, power purchase)
    • CREBs (Clean Renewable Energy Bonds) o
    • RECs Marketing (Renewable Energy Credits
  • Power marketing

    "Participation in the Sunshine wind project has provided the Hopi with needed experience and progress toward diversifying our economy into a hi-tech industry with a bright future. It has also provided a critical first step and template for utility-scale tribal renewable energy development across Arizona."

    - Hopi Tribal Council and Hopi Land Team member

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