Hydropower, Project Development, Wind Power

Wind Energy Facility Starts to Generate in Wisconsin

Full operation has started at the largest windfarm in the state of Wisconsin.

JUNO BEACH, Florida, US, 2001-06-26 [SolarAccess.com] Full operation has started at the largest windfarm in the state of Wisconsin. FPL Energy LLC says its 30 megawatt Montfort windfarm in Eden, Iowa County, will sell its output under multi-year contracts to Wisconsin Electric- Wisconsin Gas, a subsidiary of Wisconsin Energy Corp and Alliant Energy-Wisconsin Power & Light. The 20 Enron turbines will generate enough power for 10,500 homes. “We couldn’t have asked for a better reception,” says Lew Hay, president and CEO of FPL Group. “The Montfort project was textbook perfect from start to finish. From clean, efficient energy to an improved tax base and totally compatible land use, it has been an excellent demonstration of the mutual benefits to be realized when communities actively partner with project developers.” FPL Energy is the largest generator of wind power in the United States, with 1,000 MW of capacity at facilities in Iowa, Texas, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Oregon and California. It has four wind projects under construction that will add 850 MW to its portfolio by the end of this year. Including its natural gas, solar and hydroelectric facilities, FPL owns and operates 4,300 MW of capacity at power plants in 13 states. The company has annual revenues of $7 billion and its principal subsidiary is Florida Power & Light, one of the larger electric utilities in the U.S. with seven million customers in Florida.