§ 137b.73d. Wind power generation systems.
(a) Portions of land subject to preferential assessment may be leased or otherwise devoted to a wind power generation system.
(b) Roll-back taxes shall be imposed upon those portions of the land actually devoted by the landowner for wind power generation system purposes and the fair market value of those portions of the land shall be adjusted accordingly. The wind power generation system must include the foundation of the wind turbine and the area of the surface covered by the appurtenant structures including new roads and bridges, transmission lines, substations and other buildings or structures related to the wind power generation system. The utilization of a portion of the land for a wind power generation system does not invalidate the preferential assessment of land which is not utilized and the land shall continue to receive preferential assessment if it continues to meet the requirements of section 3 of the act (72 P. S. § 5490.3). An owner who is subject to roll-back taxes under this subsection shall submit a notice of installation of a wind power generation system to the county assessor within 30 days following the beginning of electricity generation at the wind power generation system. Roll-back taxes shall become due on the date the notice of installation of a wind power generation system is received by the county assessor.
(c) This section does not apply to land devoted to the development and operation of an alternative energy system when a majority of the energy annually generated from that system is used on the tract. The impact of this type of alternative energy system is addressed in § § 137b.12137b.14 (relating to agricultural use; agricultural reserve; and forest reserve).
The provisions of this § 137b.73d adopted June 26, 2015, effective June 27, 2015, 45 Pa.B. 3311.
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