Preserving the land and creating new opportunities with landowners
We understand the importance of protecting farmland and the local environment when developing energy projects. We believe in being a good neighbor by preserving the character of the communities we serve while providing reliable energy.
AES also seeks opportunities to bring a dual-use approach to our projects by designing projects that allow renewable energy and farming to co-exist. We work with local experts to carefully select ground covers for project sites and seek partnerships to study the improvements to soil quality and pollinator populations through the life of a project. This approach is valuable for future agricultural production and wildlife habitat, protecting the land for future generations.
We offer landowners opportunities to tap into new sources of revenue from their land while retaining ownership throughout the entire life of the project. For many, this is a welcome complement to land use and an opportunity to diversify their land investment while hedging against volatile commodity prices. For others, our projects offer an income stream and land-use option where none otherwise existed.
Our team and landowners work together, in partnership, from the early stages of site discussions, through permitting, construction, and operation. The landowner relationship with AES is built on trust and open communication, ensuring our projects create a long-lasting, positive impact for our landowners and local communities.