HERE IS HOW COMMUNITY WIND WORKS
1. People within communities pool their resources to build and buy shares in wind turbines. They select the project size and location.
2. The constructed wind turbines generate electricity using Saskatchewan's world-class wind resource.
3. Electricity generated by the turbines is sold to SaskPower and fed into the electrical grid.
4. All profits are returned to the local shareholders (people like you!) that hold ownership in the wind project.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
Bradly speaking: they are two-fold;
EXAMPLES OF COMMUNITY WIND SCHEMES
Germany, Nova Scotia and South Dakota are only three examples: we take a look.
HOW ARE THINGS DONE AT THE MOMENT?
All Saskatchewan wind projects are owned by corporations. And in the future they are all likely to be owned by out-of-province corporations. That means that the profits of those wind projects will leave communities (and Saskatchewan) rather than staying in the province and benefiting the local economy.
SO HOW DO WE MAKE COMMUNITY WIND HAPPEN?
The simple answer? Support SaskWind! By working together we can create a powerful voice for change.