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Wind Energy FAQ

Avangrid Renewables is involved with all aspects of wind energy development from site prospecting to ownership. We believe in developing and maintaining strong relationships with landowners and local communities.

Below are answers to some frequently asked questions. We encourage you to contact us with further questions and comments.

How do I know if my land is windy enough for development?

A number of factors determine the viability of a wind resource. These include average wind speed and direction, air density, elevation and other characteristics. At least one year of site-specific wind data collection is necessary to determine feasibility of development. A long-term (more than 5 years) reference point in the general area is also required.

How long does construction of a wind farm take?

Construction typically takes from six months to one year from groundbreaking to commercial operation. Construction includes roadwork, underground cabling, pouring foundations and erecting towers. After construction, surrounding property that may have been disturbed is restored to its pre-construction state.

If I lease my property do I have to stop farming and/or grazing?

Wind development can co-exist with many other uses, including agricultural activities. The final project footprint is minimal (as little as 2 percent of total property) in terms of total acreage taken out of production and/or use.

Where are wind farms currently operating?

There are numerous wind projects of various sizes currently providing clean energy across the world.

What do wind turbines look like?

Please see photographs of turbines and our wind farms at our photo gallery.

Are wind turbines noisy? Can they cause health issues?

Despite numerous peer-reviewed scientific studies clearly showing that wind turbine sound does not create extraordinary levels of noise or risks, the issue is still a favorite of those who oppose expanding clean energy in America. Let’s set the record straight on this important issue.

Who can I contact for more information about putting turbines on my land?

Development team members live across the country so they can better serve the needs of local communities and development projects. Click here to get in touch with us.