Wind developments can significantly help a community’s economy. In fact, through many developments in and around the state of Texas, Cielo is spurring economic growth in communities that once depended heavily on income from oil and gas.
By providing jobs, wind power developments help revitalize rural communities. Cielo Wind Power aims to use as many local workers and contractors as possible by employing as many as 300 people during project construction and approximately 1 technician for every 8 turbines during operation. Additionally, once construction is complete, a full-time staff is needed to operate and maintain the project. The employment Cielo provides helps counties retain community members by offering skilled positions to local workers.
Since wind power projects are capital intensive, Cielo pays considerable property taxes, supporting various schools, hospitals and county services.