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Scottie, we Need Minimum Power

December 20, 2022

When parties enter into a wind lease, the lease often contains a “build-out clause” that requires the developer to build a minimum number of wind turbines (or a minimum amount of megawatt generating capacity) as part of the project. These clauses act as a form of guarantee for landowners, who can count on a set minimum for future payments from the project. While favorable to landowners, developers must be realistic in promising how a project’s build-out will proceed. Learn how to negotiate a build-out clause in a wind lease by watching our newest wind lease video.

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