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NDSU Offers Wind Turbine Lease Publication

Contract specifications, including lease payment structure and liability issues, are outlined in the publication.

With the recent increase in wind farm development in the state, landowners are searching for guidance before signing a wind turbine lease.

A new publication, “Wind Turbine Lease Considerations for Landowners,” is available from the North Dakota State University Extension Service. Dwight Aakre and Ron Haugen, NDSU Extension farm management specialists, wrote the publication.

“This publication outlines considerations for landowners who are considering signing a wind turbine lease,” Aakre says. “Contract specifications, including lease payment structure and liability issues, are outlined.”

“All considerations involving a wind turbine lease are discussed from a landowner’s perspective,” Haugen says. “However, a qualified attorney should be contacted before signing any lease.”

To obtain “Wind Turbine Lease Considerations for Landowners” (EC-1394), call (701) 231-7882 or write to NDSU Agriculture Communication Distribution Center, Dept. 7070, P.O. Box 6050, 10 Morrill Hall, Fargo, ND 58108-6050. Requests may be faxed to (701) 231-7044 or e-mail NDSU.distributioncenter@ndsu.edu.

The publication also is available through NDSU Extension county offices. The publication is on the Web at http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/pubs/farmmgt.html. The direct links to the files are at http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/pubs/agecon/market/ec1394.htm or http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/pubs/agecon/market/ec1394.pdf.

NDSU Agriculture Communication

Source:Dwight Aakre, (701) 231-7378, dwight.aakre@ndsu.edu
Source:Ron Haugen, (701) 231 8103, ronald.haugen@ndsu.edu
Editor:Rich Mattern, (701) 231-6136, richard.mattern@ndsu.edu
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