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The lowdown on solar and wind leases

The Farmers’ Advocate Office has released a new publication titled Negotiating Renewable Energy Leases.

“The FAO has been seeing an increase in the number of calls about negotiating wind and solar leases,” said spokesperson Jeana Schuurman.

The publication covers some key differences between wind and solar leases and those for oil and gas. Since wind and solar leases are 100 per cent voluntary, there is no legislated compensation structure, she said.

“Landowners also need to be aware that the end-of-life considerations for wind and solar are also different,” Schuurman added.

For more info, see the Surface Rights, Utilities, and Energy section of www.farmersadvocate.gov.ab.ca.

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