Benefits and Burdens: Exploring the Role of Community Benefits in Wind Energy Development

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In this webinar hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy's WINDExchange initiative, NREL will provide an introduction to community benefit agreements (CBAs) and related funds and investments that serve as voluntary mechanisms that developers may utilize to provide additional financial and/or non-financial benefits for communities impacted by wind energy projects. Community benefits can come in different forms, be developed through diverse processes, and have varying impacts on key outcomes in the wind industry like project success and equity. This webinar explores the nuances of community benefits from multiple angles and provides insights that are relevant to land-based wind energy, offshore wind energy, and other renewable energy technologies.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages45
StatePublished - 2024

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NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PR-5000-88603


  • community benefit agreement
  • community benefit fund
  • community benefits
  • energy justice
  • equity
  • land-based wind energy
  • offshore wind energy


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