EDF Renewables has signed an agreement with Alliant Energy’s Iowa energy company to develop and construct up to 200 MW of the Golden Plains Wind Project.
The wind farm is located in Winnebago and Kossuth counties in the north-central portion of Iowa. The project is expected to be completed by early 2020, producing enough clean energy to power 87,000 average homes a year. It is also expected to create more than 150 construction jobs and inject millions of dollars in economic benefits to the local area.
The facility is part of Alliant Energy’s plan to add 1 GW of new wind generation to Iowa by the end of 2020.
“Wind energy is a win for Iowans,” notes Doug Kopp, president of Alliant Energy’s Iowa energy company. “The benefits of this project help customers through reductions in emissions and fuel cost. It gives landowners lease payments to help on the farm, and it helps communities through increased local tax revenue for schools and community services.”