Supporting Iowa's vision for growing renewable energy

What benefits will Iowa see as a result of this project?  

  • Enough renewable energy to power 215,000 homes.
  • More than 1,500 jobs for Iowa at the peak of construction.
  • Tens of millions in local property taxes in the first 20 years.
  • A nearly $1 billion investment to advance clean energy in Iowa. This and other wind projects will contribute to our target to reduce carbon dioxide emissions 40% from 2005 levels by the year 2030 across our entire service area.
  • Other economic benefits such as payments to landowners and supporting businesses seeking to use more renewable energy.

What is the timeline? 

  • Construction work is expected to begin in 2018.
  • The project will be done in phases. The first phase will cover about half of the project. It is slated for completion by 2019.
  • The second phase is expected to be complete by the end of 2020.
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