Do wind farms pay taxes?

Yes, they do—Kalamink Wind will pay both Industrial Personal Property taxes and Utility Personal Property taxes on project facilities. This means the project will not only support local and county millages applied to personal property, but also education-related millages for both the Ingham Intermediate School District (ISD) and local school district debt and sinking fund millages, such as those in place for the Dansville, Fowlerville, Stockbridge, and Webberville school districts.

In some cases wind projects can also lower residents' property tax bills by increasing the tax base that school debt millages are applied to—lowering the bill for everyone else for the term of the debt.