A message to our landowners
Welcome to Compass, a community-based energy developer. We have built a diverse, skilled team that has been involved in thousands of megawatts of energy financings, including multiple wind projects. We are backed by long standing investors experienced in both conventional and renewable energy. With this combination, we bring the experience and capital strength needed to address the challenges of building projects in today’s market.
As has been the trend for the last 5-10 years, many projects are geared towards large, 200+ megawatt build-outs. These projects require a significant amount of land to be held for many years until transmission infrastructure and demand are available to accommodate their large size.
Our business model is different. We initially focus on near term projects (2 to 3 years), aimed at power purchasers that have a present need for power and that have existing infrastructure that can accept this power. Because of our emphasis on local projects, we can often enter into direct power purchase negotiations with the utility, streamline the interconnection process, and avoid extensive infrastructure build-out, while providing landowners the opportunity to participate in projects built on their land.
In all, our business model is intended to increase the likelihood of development and reduce the time to commercial operation. Our team’s recently completed Montana project is a prime example of this focused approach. Our confidence in this model is based around our form agreements for landowners, which provide meaningful potential benefits to the landowner. Our goal is to build not only successful projects, but also successful partnerships with landowners and their communities.
If you would like more information about Compass, please contact us. We encourage you to call us with any questions and look forward to the possibility of working with you.
Chris McCall, President