Landowner Stories

Landowner Stories


Hear firsthand from fellow landowners as they share their experiences with our company. Dive into their land, families, and inspiring journeys firsthand.

Like Father, Like Son: Elmer White on His Partnership with NRS

Elmer White was no stranger to wind energy and the means by which it was created. He’s known this world since he was a child.  “My father built his homestead here, on the land that I live on, in 1907,” Elmer shared.  On that homestead, Elmer’s father built a 32-volt electricity wind charger for there home. As Elmer grew up, he saw firsthand how powerful, reliable, and sustainable wind energy was. It was something he kept in mind throughout the rest of his life.  One day, Elmer said, his niece’s husband mentioned that he worked for British Petroleum – one…

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Blochowitz Family Partners with NRS

At NRS, we understand that often the legacy rural landowners hold most dear is their land. NRS partners with landowners who have served as stewards of their family’s property for years, even decades. For these landowners, legacy is an important word, an important idea. NRS strives to honor those legacies with the work that they do and the partnerships they cultivate; partnerships like the one NRS created with Connie Brown (formerly Blochowitz) and her family. “My grandpa came out from Nebraska and purchased some land here and built a farm,” Connie said.“In the mid-seventies after my grandpa retired, my dad…

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Walt Page Landowner & Employee at National Renewable Solutions

Walt Page knows a good thing when he sees it, and when he was approached by National Renewable Solutions, he knew it would be a very good thing. Page and his wife own a piece of land in Northern Colorado, right around the Logan County and Phillips County line. When NRS approached them about leasing that land to install some wind turbines, they were open to hearing them out. “I received some information in the mail from NRS that they were seeking to lease some parceled land that my wife and I own,” Page said. “There were four numbers at…

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Bob Burch’s Collaboration with NRS – Building a Wind Farm in Montana

When Bob Burch was approached by Pat Pelstring with National Renewable Solutions about building a wind farm on his land in Montana, he had a few questions. Burch was no stranger to big projects; he’s worked on various conservation projects and other projects that utilized his real estate, his land. But he’s never worked on an energy project before, so when NRS approached him about using his land for a 25-megawatt wind farm, he wasn’t sure if it would be a good fit. He changed his mind very quickly. “I had a fairly large ranch out in Montana,” Burch reflected….

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In mid 2021, NRS was acquired by BlackRock Real Assets – Climate Infrastructure Group* (“BlackRock”) with the intention of accelerating the development of its pipeline of projects toward financing, construction, and ultimately owning and operating. With NRS’ on-the-ground development and origination expertise and BlackRock’s capital markets support and global reach, we have positioned ourselves as a major player in the U.S. renewable energy market.

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