RPM Access LLC (RPMA), an independent Iowa wind developer, has signed a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Central Iowa Power Cooperative (CIPCO), a generation and transmission electric cooperative owned by member cooperatives.
The power and renewable energy credits will be generated by RPMA’s 54 MW Independence Wind Farm, located near the town of Ryan in Delaware County, Iowa. RPMA anticipates full commercial operation before the end of 2021.
“Adding the Independence wind project to our energy portfolio comes at an important time. With economics being a key driver, this resource will deliver cost-effective electricity to our member-owners,” says Bill Cherrier, executive vice president and CEO of CIPCO. “The addition of this wind farm further enhances our commitment to local energy production and environmental stewardship. We are proud to work with a local developer like RPMA on another wind project that supports rural Iowa.”
When complete, the Independence wind project will utilize a total of 19 turbines on approximately 292-foot high towers. Construction activities at Independence have been ongoing, with turbines scheduled to arrive in the summer of 2021.
Photo: CIPCO’s Energy Portfolio web page