Community Wind/Solar Hybrid Project Study/Review
Conduct a feasibility study for the development of a wind/solar hybrid project for the cities of Audubon and Frazee. The study would analyze community costs, benefits and opportunities associated with the pilot project.
- University of Minnesota
- Audubon staff
- Frazee staff
- City of Lake Park
- Clean Energy Resource Team
- Juhl Energy
- Sustainable Energy Fund Program
- Becker County
- Department of Commerce
- Vet Feasibility Study Analysis
- Conduct a feasibility study will better inform local communities about project costs and benefits.
- Disseminate results to communities via a community meeting in either Audubon and/or Frazee.
- Audubon has approved moving forward with conducting a Feasibility Study at a cost of $25,000 to the community.
- Frazee has approved moving forward with conducting a Feasibility Study at a cost of $25,000.
- Having impartial University of MN research conducted which can be replicated to build a clean resilient energy model that could be utilized for rural communities across the state.
- Vetting the feasibility analysis will provide for additional focus on the social economics (spin-off benefits) that won't be apparent from the pro forma. The communities need this to explore options that best utilize the wind/solar hybrid project for community benefit.
- A more informed community makes better decisions. Research findings will be relayed to communities and will start a conversation with residents and stakeholders as part of each community’s next step decision making process. Ultimately the desired outcome is a successful project/decision that works for each community.
Last updated 12-23-2015