Graham Sustainability Institute

Clean Energy in Michigan Series | Wind Turbine Economic Impact—Landowner Payments (No. 1)

April 2020

This fact sheet addresses two questions about the economic impact of wind energy developments on landowners: 1) How are local residents compensated for the use of their land for wind turbines? 2) Does the money from landowner payments stay in the local community? The fact sheet compares and interprets the outcome of four wind development projects across Michigan.