The Farmers’ Advocate Office (FAO) was established in 1973 by the former Minister of Agriculture as a resource for Albertan farmers and ranchers.
Negotiating Renewable Energy Leases was first released in February 2017 in response to requests from Albertan landowners for additional resources to aid in the negotiation of wind and solar leases. This publication collects the relevant information from the different regulators, departments, and agencies within the province to help landowners ask informed questions and evaluate the opportunity of having a power plant on their land or within their community. As an advocate, the FAO does not create policy, but will provide comment on existing laws and policies and work as a liaison between landowners, industry, government, and regulators.
Have you been approached about leasing your land to a wind or solar energy developer? Want to learn more about negotiating renewable energy leases? The Alberta Farmers’ Advocate Office (FAO) has a guide that can help.
The Renewable Energy guide can be found below, or by clicking here.
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