How Wind for Industry® Works

How Wind for Industry® Works

Our projects are not small wind, big wind, community wind, or any of the other terms typically associated with wind energy. Our projects are unique; our projects are Wind for Industry®.

On-site generation allows large energy consumers to take control of their energy bill.

Large, utility-scale turbines are state-of-the-art technology manufactured by some of the best companies in the world. For years, utility companies have enjoyed the financial benefits produced by large wind farms; however, until recently, on-site generation wind projects were not possible for large commercial and industrial electricity consumers.

Manufacturers were not willing to sell small quantities of wind turbines and general contractors were not interested in constructing one- to two-turbine jobs. The pricing structure, engineering design, and profitability of successful large quantity turbine farms were not easily transferable to small quantity wind projects. Additional grid requirements made it essentially impossible to execute on-site commercial or industrial projects – until now.

Changes in state and federal interconnection laws and advances in turbine technology have made Wind for Industry® financially attractive.

At One Energy, we hold our projects to the same standards as big wind, and we are responsible for some of the largest commercial net-metered wind projects in the United States. We bring the profitable, utility-scale technology used at large wind farms to our commercial and industrial clients, providing wholesale energy generation to offset retail electricity rates. On-site generation projects from One Energy provide significant energy savings and profitable solutions.

Harness the wind resource you already own.

As a company, you own your product as well as the materials, supplies, and technology the industry demands. You own your plant or facility and the land it is located on; however, you don’t own the electricity your company requires.

One Energy provides the services to harness the wind resource you already own. With a Wind for Industry® project, you will not only reduce your energy costs today, but you will protect your company from electricity-rate increases in the future.

On-site generation wind energy projects are profitable and deliver proven results.

With a Renewable Energy Agreement (REA), One Energy invests the capital and operating expenses for the project while the customer agrees to a 20-year agreement to consume all energy produced at a fixed rate. A PDF summary of this option is available in the link below.

Vertical Integration

Wind energy is complicated. A project with One Energy is not. We operate at the intersection of procurement, engineering, planning, construction, and financing to make owning your wind simple and profitable. 

Our vertically integrated approach and industry experience allow One Energy to manage projects from concept and modeling all the way through final construction and ongoing support, making on-site generation wind a streamlined solution for our customers.  

We put the pieces of your project together for you.

One Energy’s Services Include:

Financial Projections and Modeling:
On-site generation projects are not right for every plant or facility. One Energy provides a free initial evaluation, procurement quotes, ROI analysis, and cost-development modeling to help customers determine if wind is a feasible solution for their company. This removes the pay-to-play burden for your company early on. 

Custom Detailed Studies:
One Energy created proprietary software tools, which are used to execute detailed and auditable studies for all potential turbine sites. These studies regard sound, microwave, shadow flicker, ice throw, and wake interference. 

Permitting and Utilities:
One Energy obtains land and FAA permits on behalf of our clients, permits utility interconnection, and serves as a liaison between our customers and local authorities. We complete the paperwork, make the calls, and attend the necessary meetings so you don’t have to. 

Wind incentives can be complicated. One Energy navigates incentives and tax credits on both the state and federal level to ensure our customers understand the risks and rewards associated with each. We will help your financial team get comfortable with all the benefits and requirements of wind incentives. 

One Energy is the most experienced turbine contractor in the state of Ohio. Our management team has firsthand experience with the industry’s leading manufacturers and understands what technology is best suited for each site. We are loyal to our customers, rather than a particular turbine manufacturer, which allows One Energy to select turbine models that are the best fit for your project.

Contract Management:
Turbine supply agreements are typically more than 200 pages long and include a plethora of obligations and conditions. One Energy negotiates, holds, and administers project contracts so you don’t have to. Managing project suppliers is our problem, not yours. 

Engineering is the backbone of any project. When engineering includes safety planning, value engineering, and the client’s goals, you set yourself up for success. Between our in-house staff and our close partners, all engineering flows through One Energy. All services are planned with an integrated approach so that your project is engineered for success before it even begins. 

Project Development and Management:
As your partner in on-site generation, One Energy oversees detailed scheduling and planning activities, as well as overall execution. This way, we can ensure your project moves forward and is completed in a timely and efficient manner. 

One Energy manages all aspects of the construction and turbine installation process. Whether it’s selecting work crews, supervising excavation, or overseeing turbine assembly and crane operation, One Energy experts are on the ground and in the air, ensuring each Green Campus℠ alternative energy facility runs smoothly from start to finish. 

Quality Control and Safety:
We hold our suppliers responsible for providing the highest quality technology and materials, and enforce the strictest safety and construction standards from groundbreaking to completed installation and maintenance. Learn more about One Energy’s commitment to safety and quality. 

Ongoing Support:
At the conclusion of a project, One Energy provides customers with operational turbines and our support services continue well after installation. One Energy reviews the ongoing performance of the plan, assists clients in selecting service contracts to cover routine maintenance, and our team is always just a phone call away. We are committed to providing any additional assistance or consultation our customers require in order to ensure each Green Campus℠ alternative energy facility is successful and hassle-free. 

Wind Mapping and Analysis:
One Energy developed custom software and built a proprietary map of Ohio because it makes us more accurate and provides faster answers for our customers. Our wind mapping and analysis tools allow our team to provide accurate answers and forecasts for our clients.