May 8 (Renewables Now) - The renewables arm of US conglomerate General Electric Co (NYSE:GE) announced today it will supply a total of 190 wind turbines totalling 470 MW for a couple of projects in Iowa owned by Alliant Energy Corp (NYSE:LNT).
GE Renewable Energy will be delivering turbines of the 2.3-116 and 2.5-116 models, as well as its newly introduced 2.5-127, for the 300-MW Upland Prairie Wind Farm in Clay and Dickinson counties, and the 170-MW English Farms Wind Farm in Poweshiek County.
Upland Prairie is expected to be commissioned in late 2018 and early 2019, while the English Farms plant should go online in early 2019.
The two wind parks will be owned and operated by Alliant Energy’s Iowa utility -- Interstate Power and Light. They are part of a broader plan by the company to add up to 1 GW in the state by the end of 2020.