Fountain Wind Project

Harvesting the Wind to Power an Economic Boon for Shasta County

ConnectGen is developing the Fountain Wind Project in northeastern Shasta County, near the existing Hatchet Ridge wind farm. Once in operation, the Fountain Wind Project will have a generation capacity of up to 216 megawatts (MW), the equivalent amount of energy to power more than 86,000 homes in the state of California.

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Fountain Wind - An Economic Boon for Shasta County

The Fountain Wind Project will Provide Long-term Benefits to Shasta County and the Local Community

$50 million in property tax revenue over 30 years

Up to 12 full-time jobs during project operations

$3.5 million in sales tax revenue during construction

$1 million in community benefit programs

More than 200 construction jobs during peak

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Why Shasta County

The site has been identified for wind energy development because of its proximity to the existing transmission system with sufficient capacity, a strong wind resource, and favorable site suitability with limited design constraints. The Fountain Wind Project has applied for a Special Use Permit with Shasta County. Shasta County has prepared an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act. More information on the Special Use Permit process can be found on the Shasta County website.

ConnectGen is Committed to Siting the Fountain Wind Project Responsibly and Safely

Below are the following ways in which we will minimize potential environmental impacts of the project.

Fire Safety

Develop fire safety plans in consultation with CAL FIRE and Shasta County to complement the project landowner’s Asset Protection and Wildfire Safety Plan

Roads

Utilize existing on-site timber roads to the maximum extent feasible and coordinate construction deliveries to minimize impacts

Water

Designed to preserve water flow and avoid impacts on water quality and erosion

Wildlife

Avoid conservation areas and sensitive habitats by completing intensive studies in coordination with state and federal wildlife agencies

Forestry Management

Use the land compatibly, helping to sustain the timber industry with additional streams of revenue

Sound

Design the project to meet all Shasta County noise standards

Closure

Implement financial securities that will guarantee responsible decommissioning and restoration at the end of the project’s life

Energy Independence

Locally-generated clean energy that strengthens the grid through diversity and off-peak energy

About ConnectGen

ConnectGen is a renewable energy company focused on developing best-in-class wind, solar, and energy storage projects that will increase America’s supply of low-cost, domestically produced clean energy.

Our Experience

With a 50% ownership of 278 MW of operating projects and a project portfolio of over 3,500 MW under development across the United States, ConnectGen’s experienced team has a track record of successfully identifying, developing and building renewable energy projects. Our project successes have been built on a foundation of rigorous screening and site selection, collaborative engagement with landowners and host communities, and disciplined execution through development, construction and operations. Rather than having dozens of projects under development across the country, we selectively pursue projects that play to our strengths, allowing our team to bring a high degree of focus to each one.

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