Established in 2003, Citizens Wind is Citizens Energy’s wind development division. Citizens Wind's portfolio of wind projects under development in the U.S. and Canada has the potential to generate more than 2,000 megawatts (MW) of energy. Citizens Wind’s profits fund Citizens Energy’s assistance programs.
Citizens Wind operates with the social mission of Citizens Energy in mind. 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 manages all aspects of the wind development process, including:
• Landowner relations
• Wind assessments
• Environmental permitting
At each stage in the development process, our staff works closely with partners and local communities to ensure local participation, input, and support.
A Community-Oriented Approach
Citizens Wind works in partnership with other wind development companies and landowners where projects are located to develop utility-scale wind farms. Citizens Wind is the leading developer of wind projects with Native American Tribes in the U.S. and Canadian First Nations. Citizens Wind understands that the interests of the landowners and communities where we develop are vitally important to the success of our projects. We spend time in the community not only to answer questions about the wind development process, but also to ask questions about the concerns of our partners and neighbors. In any project, our objective is to maximize the benefits of wind power while minimizing any perceived negative impacts – whether visual, environmental, or cultural.
In many of our projects, we offer communities a partial ownership share of the project and commit a portion of the profits from our ventures to benefit local programs in the communities where we operate. In this regard, we serve our larger corporate mission to help make life’s necessities more affordable and available to those in need.
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