EDF to build 200-MW wind park in Iowa under deal with Alliant unit
Wind farm in Iowa. Author: Carl Wycoff. License: Creative Commons, Attribution 2.0 Generic
Independent power producer EDF Renewables (EDFR) has signed contracts with Alliant Energy Corp (NYSE:LNT) to develop and build the up-to-200-MW Golden Plains wind farm in Iowa.
EDFR, part of French power group EDF’s (EPA:EDF) renewables arm, will construct the plant at sites in Winnebago and Kossuth counties. It should be up and running by early 2020 and is seen to generate enough power to supply some 87,000 average homes a year.
“The project will also provide an economic boost to the Iowa economy, through new construction and operations jobs, expanded tax base, and recurring, long-term income for participating landowners,” said Kate O’Hair, vice president development, North Region at EDF Renewables.
Golden Plains is part of Alliant Energy’s plan to add 1,000 MW of new wind power generation capacity to Iowa by the end of 2020.