2 July 2007 -- Wisconsin Power and Light (WPL) has bought 41 wind turbines from Vestas Wind Systems for construction of the Cedar Ridge Wind Farm. The project will cover a 12.2-square mile area in the townships of Eden and Empire in Fond du Lac County, Wis.
Each Vestas V82 turbine is capable of producing 1.65 MW of electricity for a project total of nearly 70 MW. Last month, the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin approved WPL's Certificate of Authority application to construct Cedar Ridge Wind Farm, at an expected cost not to exceed $180 million, excluding AFUDC.
Construction is expected to begin in August 2007, with the installation of turbine access roads, foundations and the substation. Turbine erection, assembly and commissioning, along with public road improvements and cabling will take place in 2008. The wind farm is expected to be online by the end of 2008.