Citizens Wind creates partnerships to develop wind energy projects throughout the United States and Canada which are: socially responsible, environmentally sensitive, and respectful of local communities.
Citizens Wind creates partnerships to develop new utility-scale wind projects throughout the United States and Canada. Our development activities are conducted in a socially responsible manner, with particular focus on environmental sensitivity and respect for the local communities where we operate.
Citizens Wind has successfully developed wind projects totaling 233 megawatts (MW), and is developing an additional 200 megawatts of wind. We are also evaluating joint-venture partnerships with several large wind energy developers in the United States and Canada.
Our first project, a 34.5-MW facility in Munnsville, NY, was constructed and began commercial operation in October 2007. An additional 198-MW project, on Wolfe Island, Ontario, began construction in July 2008 and entered commercial operation in July 2009. In both cases, the successful development work of Citizens Wind continuously generates income for landowners, project owners, and power offtakers.
Citizens Wind creates partnerships to develop wind energy projects throughout the United States and Canada.
Citizens Wind has expertise in all aspects of the wind development process, including:
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Munnsville, New York
The Munnsville Project, a joint venture between Citizens Energy and Airtricity, a wind development company based in Ireland, is a 34.5-MW wind power facility located in Madison County, New York. Working with local landowners and environmental consultants, Citizens Wind and Airtricity received a permit for the project in less than one year. The project received its environmental permit in June 2005 and began commercial operation in the fall of 2007.
Wolfe Island, Ontario
The Wolfe Island Wind Project, a 198-MW project located at the eastern end of Lake Erie in Ontario, Canada, marked Citizens Energy’s entry into the Canadian market. Working with Canadian partners, Citizens Wind completed development of the project in 2008 and it began commercial operation in 2009.
Cree Nation of Mistissini
Citizens Wind is working with the Cree Nation of Mistissini and Renewable Energy Systems Canada to develop wind power projects on Mistissini lands. Mistissini lands cover millions of acres in northern Quebec, and our partnership has identified a number of prime opportunities. As part of Citizens Wind’s commitment to working with the community during the development process, we have hired 15 Mistissini workers. Our first project will be a large scale wind farm within the traditional trapping lands of the Mistissini Cree.
Ryan Chaytors, Director of Business Development
Ryan Chaytors is Director of Business Development at Citizens Energy Corporation. He runs special projects and is responsible for all wind-related activities, including project development, stakeholder outreach, and evaluation of possible joint venture partnerships. Prior to joining Citizens Energy, Mr. Chaytors was responsible for leading utility-scale wind and solar M&A transactions and strategic objectives for SunEdison. Prior to his work at SunEdison, he was on the Independent Engineering and Due Diligence team for DNV GL, a leading energy consulting firm with a focus on technical consulting for evaluating acquisitions of, or investments in, utility-scale solar and wind power projects. Mr. Chaytors was also formerly Director of Development at First Wind where he successfully led the development of over 85 MW of wind capacity in New England. Mr. Chaytors received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Science from Dartmouth College in New Hampshire.
Ryan Chaytors at firstname.lastname@example.org