Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives (IEA) has finalized a $65 million wind construction award for a 150-MW wind farm in Iowa.
The Northern Iowa wind farm, upon its anticipated completion in November 2020, will produce roughly 600,000 MWh of electricity each year, or enough energy to power roughly 70,000 homes. White Construction will handle all of the engineering, procurement and construction needs of the project, including building access roads, erecting wind generators, installing turbine foundations and constructing of project substations and a medium-voltage collection system.
Iowa is ranked second in the United States for installed wind capacity, and the first state to produce more than 30% of its electricity from wind. Wind construction projects, including that of this newest wind farm, will bring Iowa well over 10,000 MW of installed capacity within the next few years, according to the Iowa Environmental Council.
“IEA is committed to providing state-of-the-art, sustainable energy solutions to each of our clients,” said JP Roehm, IEA president and CEO. “We are very pleased to be able to support this newest wind farm project that will bring reliable, affordable energy to Iowa, while also contributing to the reduction of carbon emissions in the state.”
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