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Statement: Renewables Leader Says Landowners Are Fundamental to Success of Wind Project

Reported this week in USA Today and other media is a story headlined “Wind Energy Gives American Farmers a New Crop to Sell in Tough Times.” The “crop” is wind energy.

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Tri Global Energy is a leading wind developer in the U.S. (Photo: Business Wire)

Tri Global Energy is a leading wind developer in the U.S. (Photo: Business Wire)

“As founder of Tri Global Energy, I know that all of us at Tri Global and the wind industry understand the accuracy of that headline. As a West Texas native and owner of a ranch passed on to me by my parents, I know how hard it is to make a living and keep land in the family,” said John Billingsley, Chairman and CEO of Tri Global Energy. “So, when wind turbines began to be erected in West Texas, many were curious about what it meant for us. As I learned more, I saw tremendous potential – and ultimately created Tri Global Energy.

“I know that our wind farms are a lifeline for dozens of farmers, ranchers and communities,” Billingsley continued. “With our roots in the Texas Panhandle, Tri Global Energy also understands the spirit of farmers and ranchers whose land is fundamental to the success of a wind project. It’s not just clean, renewable energy that improves the environment. It’s jobs, it’s tax revenues – and it helps sustain an important way of life.”

About Tri Global Energy Tri Global Energy is an independent utility-scale renewable energy originator and developer in the U.S. The company is the leading wind developer in Texas and among the premier wind developers in the U.S. Nearly 3,500 megawatts of Tri Global’s development projects are either in financing, construction or operation.

Founded in 2009, Tri Global Energy’s mission is to improve communities through local economic development generated by developing and commercializing renewable energy projects. The company currently develops and owns utility-scale renewable energy projects in Texas, Nebraska, Illinois, Indiana and Virginia. Tri Global is headquartered in Dallas with regional development offices in Lubbock, Texas; El Paso and Forreston, Illinois and Hartford City, Indiana. For more information, visit www.triglobalenergy.com.

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