Wind farm projects like Sugar River offer important benefits for the local economy and environment.
Sugar River will create 150+ temporary construction job and bring up to 5 long term permanent positions during operation.
Economic benefits from a project reach farther than the local participating landowner. During construction alone, the average project distributes approximately more than $5 Million dollars back into the local community. Some examples of spending include:
The success of the U.S. wind industry has had a ripple effect on the American economy, supporting a jobs growth rate nine times faster than the average industry. In 2016, there was a record high of more than 100,000 Americans employed in the wind industry with nearly 15,000 full-time jobs added in 2016 alone.
Sugar River will bring in $258,640 per year - County: $150,973 Town: $107,767
*Figures based on WI DOR Shared Revenue Utility Payments / Same $/MW as other WI wind projects
Unlike other sources of electricity that produce harmful emissions and contribute to global climate change, wind energy is a clean, renewable energy source with zero emissions and 500 times less water needs than traditional energy sources.