Hansford County Tax Abatement

July 14, 2021


On November 12, 2002, the Hansford County, Texas Commissioners created a tax abatement agreement with Great Plains Windpower, LLC. The agreement authorized tax abatements (an exemption from ad valorem taxes on property) in a Reinvestment Zone located in Hansford County. Improvements eligible for Abatement under the agreement include Real Property and personal property comprising the wind energy facilities within the Reinvestment Zones, including: the wind turbine generators; electric substations and related components; power collection system electric cable, and electric power transmission lines; foundations and support structures; communication and other wiring and lines; wind measurement towers; (vii) roads and fences; (viii) spare parts and equipment; and other physical assets and improvements. The Abatement amount is 95% in the first through third years. The fourth and fifth years the abatement is 90%. In the sixth and seventh years the abatement is 70%. No abatement will be provided starting with the eighth year.

Since 2011, Great Plains Windpower has stopped receiving tax abatements as part of this program.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Local
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Texas
Incentive Type: Industry Recruitment/Support
Web Site:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Wind (All)
  • Wind (Small)
Incentive Amount: Abatement decreases from 95% in first year to 0% in 8th year.
Maximum Incentive: 95%


Name: Guidelines & Criteria for Granting Tax Abatements, Hansford County, Texas
Date Enacted: 11/12/02


Name: Judge Benny Wilson
Organization: Hansford County
Spearman TX 79081-2052
Phone: (806) 659-4100
Email: hansfordco@hotmail.com

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.