Alliant Energy says the Kossuth Wind Farm is operational and generating renewable energy to benefit customers, communities and the environment.
The 150 MW Kossuth Wind Farm is located in the north-central part of Iowa, an area with consistently strong wind resources. This project includes 56 turbines.
“Developments in renewable wind energy create a cleaner environment for all to enjoy,” says David de Leon, president of Alliant Energy Wisconsin. “We are excited about our investment and increased commitment to Kossuth County. This project will support the community through lease payments to landowners and increased tax revenue. Wind is cost-effective and has no associated fuel cost, resulting in long-term savings for our customers as we continue to deliver reliable and affordable energy.”
Construction of the Kossuth Wind Farm began in October 2019. This new farm adds to Alliant Energy’s existing wind projects serving Wisconsin customers, including Bent Tree Wind Farm near Albert Lea, Minn., and Cedar Ridge Wind Farm in Eden and Empire, Wis. The company also provides wind energy to Wisconsin customers through a 55 MW ownership interest in the Forward Wind Energy Center near Brownsville, Wis.
Alliant Energy’s wind and solar projects keep the company on its path toward achieving their new, aspirational goal of eliminating CO2 emissions from the energy the company generates by 2050, a goal that’s outlined in the company’s latest Corporate Responsibility Report.
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Original source: North American Wind Power