US investor-owned utility Madison Gas and Electric (MGE) has won clearance from the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) to build a 66-MW wind park near Saratoga, Iowa, it announced on Thursday.
The Wisconsin-based company, which is a unit of MGE Energy Inc (NASDAQ:MGEE), notified the PSCW about the USD-107-million (EUR 92m) project in February 2017. It plans to erect 33 turbines at a site about 200 miles (322 km) west of Madison, Wisconsin, where transmission infrastructure is in place.
MGE expects to begin construction work in the spring of 2018 and complete the project by the end of the year. The company acquired the rights to the shovel-ready site in 2016 from the project’s original developer, RPM Access LLC.
The utility has committed to supplying 25% of electric sales with renewable resources by 2025 and 30% by 2030.