[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

when your community is targeted

Get weekly updates

RSS feeds and more

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate via Stripe

Donate via Paypal

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links


Press Releases


Campaign Material

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

Wind Watch is a registered educational charity, founded in 2005.

News Watch Home

Major Franklin County wind farm proposed 

Wind Capital Group, based in St. Louis, has proposed a 60 to 90-turbine wind farm on 11,000 acres in Franklin County.

The 150-megawatt Buffalo Creek Wind Farm would lie north of Highway 3 between Alexander and Latimer, said Dean Baumgardner, senior vice president of development and operations for Wind Capital.

Cost, including the 60 to 90 turbines, would range from $200 million to $300 million, Baumgardner said. It would serve Iowa homes and businesses.

More than 100 landowners would be involved. Most have signed agreements allowing their property to be studied.

Baumgardner said plans depend on wind turbine availability and the amount of interest expressed by local utilities. But he hopes construction can begin in 2008 and be completed by 2009.

The project will be up for approval early this summer (visit www.windcapitalgroup. com for more information).

“We’re just very excited about working on this project,” Baumgardner said. “I think it has great possibilities. We think it’s going to go forward.”

Meanwhile, work on the Franklin County Wind Farm, which will cover about 40,000 acres around Bradford in southern Franklin County, is expected to start this spring.

Iowa Winds LLC of Iowa Falls will build the 200- to 300-megawatt wind farm – one of the nation’s largest. It also is expected to cost between $200 million and $300 million.

By Dick Johnson
Of The Globe Gazette


14 April 2007

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

The copyright of this article resides with the author or publisher indicated. As part of its noncommercial educational effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations. Send requests to excerpt, general inquiries, and comments via e-mail.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Contributions
   Donate via Stripe
(via Stripe)
Donate via Paypal
(via Paypal)


e-mail X FB LI M TG TS G Share

News Watch Home

Get the Facts
© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.


Wind Watch on X Wind Watch on Facebook Wind Watch on Linked In

Wind Watch on Mastodon Wind Watch on Truth Social

Wind Watch on Gab Wind Watch on Bluesky