The Lincoln Wind Energy Facility in Kewaunee County, Wis., is being decommissioned 10 years ahead of schedule.
According to a local report from FOX 11 News, the wind farm, built in 1999 and operated under a 30-year permit by Wisconsin Public Service (WPS), is “no longer cost-effective to maintain and operate,” says WPS spokesperson Matt Cullen.
The 9 MW, $10.25 million project comprises 14 Vestas V47 wind turbines each with a maximum output of 660 kW, according to a WPS fact sheet.
The facility is situated on five acres of farmland in the town of Lincoln in eastern Wisconsin. The FOX 11 News report notes that Kewaunee County is expected to lose some revenue as a result of the decommissioning, which is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2018.