Operator: Edison Mission Energy
Configuration: 10 X 2.1-MW S88
T/G supplier: Suzlon
Quick facts: This wind park is in Palo Alto Co and each turbine is individually owned by 10 farmer-owners. They also formed Crosswind Transmission LLC, to own and operate the associated T&D infrastructure to interconnect with Corn Belt Power Coop’s 69kV transmission line at Ayrshire Substation.
A 10yr arrangement was made with Edison Mission for plant O&M. The project was made possible, in part, by $250,000 in Section 9006 guaranteed loan funds, $302,125 in USDA Value-Added Producer Grant technical assistance funds, and $2.3mn in Section 9006 grants.
Photograph courtesy of Corn Belt Power Coop
Posted 31 May 2013
Operator: FPL Energy
Configuration: 55 X 750-kW NM48/750
T/G supplier: Micon
Quick facts: This $44mn plant occupies 2.4ac on 2,110ac of property. Each turbine is 187ft high and has a 30x30ft footprint. A total
of 13 landowners participate in the wind farm project. Alliant Energy has contracted to purchase all electricity produced for a 20yr period.
Photograph courtesy of Alliant Energy
Posted 7 Oct 2006
Operator: PPM Energy Inc
Configuration: 29 X 1.5-MW
T/G supplier: GE
Quick facts: This project is located on 6,400ac of rolling farm land in northwestern Iowa. The turbines are on 250ft towers.
The project also included a 69kV substation, 5mi of access roads, and 18mi of undergound distribution.
Photograph courtesy of by ScottishPower
Posted 20 Dec 2006