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Sample Wind Farm Lease Agreement

A Wind Farm Lease Agreement should cover the following key points:

  • Identification of all parties involved, including landowner(s), wind farm developer(s), other persons or entities that could be impacted negatively by the proposed project.

  • Description of the leased property, including the location, size, and boundaries of the land.

  • Term of the lease, including the length of the agreement and any options for renewal or termination.

  • Monthly lease payment and other financial terms, including the amount of lease payment to be paid, the frequency of payments, and any increases or escalations that may be included.

  • Duties and obligations of the project developer and constructor, including timelines for construction of the wind farm and maintenance throughout its life.

  • Environmental and regulatory compliance, including the parties' obligations to comply with all applicable laws, regulations, and permits.

  • The contract should specify the parties' obligations with respect to insurance and indemnification, including who is responsible for maintaining insurance coverage and what types of losses are covered by the indemnity.

  • The provisions regarding how to resolve disputes between the parties.

For more information, please review the attached review of wind energy lease agreements from Willeke & Daniels.

Willeke & Daniels Wind Energy Lease Agreements
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