Alliant Energy and Invenergy have partnered to develop the 210-MW Richland Wind Farm in Sac County, Iowa. The project is part of Alliant Energy’s plan to add 1,000 MW of new wind generation for its Iowa customers by the end of 2020. The Richland Wind expansion is the fifth and final part of this project.
Alliant Energy will construct and own the wind farm, which is expected to be complete by early 2020. It will produce enough clean energy for 80,000 average Iowa homes a year.
“Wind energy is a win for Iowans and especially our customers,” said Doug Kopp, president of Alliant Energy’s Iowa energy company. “Because there is no fuel cost associated with wind generation, when complete, our five new wind farms will produce cost-effective, clean energy for our customers for decades.”
Alliant Energy’s $1.8 billion investment in wind energy for Iowa customers supports the company’s plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 40% by 2030, as compared to 2005 levels.