EDF, Alliant Energy Commissions 200 MW Wind Project in Iowa

Independent Power Producer (IPP) EDF Renewables and public utility company Alliant Energy’s Iowa energy company has successfully commissioned 200 MW Golden Plains wind power plant in Iowa.

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This project is now delivering clean electricity to Iowa customers and is located in Winnebago and Kossuth counties in the north-central region of Iowa.

Also, this wind project has invested millions of dollars into the economy and employed hundreds of workforce at the peak of construction, the two companies said.

Commenting on the development, Kate O’Hair, Vice President Development of North Region at EDF Renewables, said “we are pleased to partner with Alliant Energy to deliver competitively-priced, clean energy to its customers through Golden Plains wind project.”

“The Project provides an economic boost to the Iowa economy, through new construction and operations jobs, expanded tax base, and recurring, long-term income for participating landowners,” O’Hair added.

With this wind energy project, EDF Renewables has developed 1.4 GW of wind energy capacity in the state.

“Wind energy is a win for Iowans,” commented Terry Kouba, President of Alliant Energy’s Iowa energy company.

Kouba further added that “this project benefits customers and the environment through reductions in emissions and fuel costs. It also gives landowners lease payments, and it helps communities through increased local tax revenue for schools and community services.”

This wind project is part of Alliant Energy’s Iowa energy company plan to reach 1.299 GW of wind power generation for Iowa by end of 2020. The company’s 82 GE wind turbines are expected to generate enough clean energy to power 73,000 average homes every year.

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Manu Tayal

Manu is an Associate Editor at Saur Energy International where she writes and edits clean & green energy news, featured articles and interview industry veterans with a special focus on solar, wind and financial segments.