Alliant Energy to build 170-MW Iowa wind farm

By Michelle Froese Alliant Energy‘s Iowa energy company will add more clean energy with the acquisition of the English Farms Wind Farm. The company finalized an agreement with developer Tradewind Energy for the 170-MW project, located in Poweshiek County in central Iowa.

Construction of the 170-MW, 69-turbine project will begin in 2018.
“Wind energy is a win for Iowans,” said Doug Kopp, president of Alliant Energy’s Iowa energy company. “The benefits of this project help customers through reductions in emissions and fuel cost. It gives landowners lease payments to help on the farm and it helps communities through increased local tax revenue for schools and

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