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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Upcoming: Negotiating renewable energy workshops

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Farmers’ Advocate Office 
310-FARM (3276)

As Alberta moves towards the goal of having 30% of Alberta’s energy come from renewable sources by 2030, a greater number of landowners are being approached by developers to lease land for the establishment of wind and solar farms. Many landowners are excited about the opportunities, but it is important to understand that negotiating a renewable energy lease is not the same as negotiating with oil and gas.

MD of Pincher Creek session:
Wednesday March 22 from 9AM-11AM 
Please call the MD office to pre-register


Following the release of our publication Negotiating Renewable Energy Leases, the Farmers’ Advocate Office (FAO) is doing a series of workshops to help equip landowners with the knowledge they need to negotiate these types of agreements and work with their professional advisors. The Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) will be in attendance to speak to the regulatory process. These workshops are intended for situations where land is leased to a developer; they are not designed to provide information on micro-generation for personal use.

You can register for the sessions listed below by contacting the hosting city/county directly, or by contacting the FAO at farmers.advocate@gov.ab.ca.

MD of Pincher Creek 403-627-3130: Wednesday March 22, 2017, 9AM-11AM, Pincher Creek Municipal Office, 1037 Herron Avenue

Lethbridge County 403-328-5525: Wednesday March 22, 2017, 2PM-4PM, Readymade Community Centre, Highway 512 & Township Rd 90

Village of Stirling 403-756-3379: Wednesday March 22, 2017, 6PM-8PM Lions Community Centre, 417 2nd Street, Stirling

MD of Taber 403-223-3541: Thursday March 23, 2017, 1PM-3PM Heritage Inn - Salon C, 4830 46 Ave, Taber

Cypress County 403-526-2888: Thursday March 23, 2017, 6PM-8PM, location to be announced

Newell County 403-362-3266 Friday March 24, 2017, 9AM-11M Newell County Office, 183037 Range Road 145

Starland County 403-772-3793: Friday March 24, 20172PM-4PM Munson Community Hall

Paintearth County 403-882-3211: Thursday March 30, 2017, 6PM-8PM Castor Community Hall 


  

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