The first turbines at Alliant Energy’s newest wind farm development in Iowa are up and generating electricity, the competitive generation power producer announced via social media Monday.
Work on the English Farms Wind farm, located in Poweshiek County, began in May 2018. The 69-turbine project, when completed in March, will generate enough energy for around 60,000 homes a year, Alliant Energy reported on its Twitter feed.
The 170-MW English Farms wind project is part of Alliant’s goal to add up to 1,200 MW of new wind generation by 2020. The company wants to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions output 40 percent from 2005 levels by 2030.
Tradewind Energy originally developed the English Farms project. Alliant announced its acquisition in December 2017.