Project description and size 

  • The Upland Prairie Wind Farm spans between Clay and Dickinson counties in Iowa. This 300-megawatt project is Alliant Energy’s largest individual wind farm.

Construction schedule

  • We plan to start major construction in the spring of 2018 and finish in late 2018. We plan to finish final testing in early 2019.

The turbines

  • This project incorporates 121 turbines.
  • We are using a 2.5 and 2.3-megawatt wind turbines manufactured by General Electric.

The energy

  • The energy from Upland Prairie  is enough to power around 130,000 average Iowa homes a year.
  • The power is distributed to the energy grid in Iowa, with Alliant Energy customers receiving all the benefits of the energy generated.