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Wind Power News: Iowa


These news and opinion items are gathered by National Wind Watch to help keep readers informed about developments related to industrial wind energy. They are the products of the organizations or individuals noted and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Wind Watch.

October 17, 2018 • IowaPrint storyE-mail story

Invenergy, MidAmerican seek easements in Union, Adams for wind development project

Invenergy LLC, a clean energy company headquartered in Chicago, met with Union County Board of Supervisors Monday to discuss an upcoming wind development project to span areas of Union and Adams counties. During the regularly scheduled meeting, representatives of Invenergy and MidAmerican Energy Company shared plans for the project, which is in its beginning stages, and talked about what residents can expect as they actively seek easements for the project. According to Mark Zaccone of Invenergy, the companies are seeking . . . Complete story »

October 16, 2018 • IowaPrint storyE-mail story

Supervisors OK NW Winnebago County wind farm

FOREST CITY | The Winnebago County Board of Supervisors has approved a resolution to allow EDF Renewables to build 31 wind turbines between Buffalo Center and Rake. “It’s a tough decision,” said Supervisor Terry Durby at the Oct. 9 board of supervisors meeting. The wind farm project will benefit the entire county because of the increase in the tax base, according to Durby. He also said small family farmers who have the wind turbines built on their land will receive . . . Complete story »

October 11, 2018 • IowaPrint storyE-mail story

Wind Turbine Ordinance in Cass County focuses on assessment

CASS COUNTY – As members of the Adair County Supervisor consider a more comprehensive ordinance on wind turbines, the ordinance in Cass County focuses solely on assessment. There are a total of 188 wind turbines in Cass County, and two wind farms projects that are included in part of Cass County. One is the Adair Wind Farm project, which is in the northwest corner of Cass County, and the other is the Rolling Hills Wind Farm project, which is southeast . . . Complete story »

October 11, 2018 • IowaPrint storyE-mail story

Adair County considers committee to study wind turbines

ADAIR COUNTY – The discussion on wind turbines continued during Wednesday’s Adair County Board of Supervisors’ Meeting as the board discussed creating a committee to study aspects related to wind turbines. During a previous meeting, the board approved an ordinance related to where wind turbines could be located, but the idea of having a more comprehensive ordinance was also discussed. On Wednesday, board members discussed creating a committee to study the issue. “I just think legally we would be doing . . . Complete story »

October 11, 2018 • IowaPrint storyE-mail story

Neurologist says mixed results found when studying health effects from wind turbines

SOUTHWEST IOWA – When debating the pros and cons of the use of wind turbines, one concern is whether wind turbines cause health effects on people living near them. During a recent meeting with the Adair County Supervisors one member of the public said the turbines were causing health issues for her. “I’m one of the many people who suffer from motion sickness,” said Mary Long, who co-owns a business in Greenfield. “The flashing lights and strobe lights give me . . . Complete story »

October 9, 2018 • IowaPrint storyE-mail story

Wind turbine TIF case will not go to trial again

Sibley, Iowa – A civil case pitting Osceola County taxpayers against Osceola County and the City of Harris will not go to trial again. The case is in regard to the Osceola County Board of Supervisors’ establishment of a TIF District to provide funds to be used to help finance infrastructure in the City of Harris. In March 2015, Harris was under an administrative order from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to update its lagoon, but the city lacked the . . . Complete story »

October 7, 2018 • IowaPrint storyE-mail story

Winnebago County to take up wind turbine discussion on Tuesday

Winnebago County Supervisors will address the issue on Tuesday concerning Alliant Energy’s plan to add 1,000 megawatts to the Iowa power grid with a wind farm that stretches into Kossuth County. EDF Renewables is in charge of the project and believes that the process will go forward continuing to add a revenue base for the county. Supervisor Bill Jensvold highlighted the amount in a meeting of the supervisors last Tuesday The project did bring some concerns by those who attended . . . Complete story »

October 6, 2018 • IowaPrint storyE-mail story

200 MW wind farm planned for Cherokee County 88 turbines north of Marcus to be online by December 2019

A proposed 200 MW wind farm in Cherokee County – a well kept secret – will be constructed beginning in spring 2019 and online by December 2019, according to developer EDF Renewable EDF Renewables has signed an agreement to supply Google, a subsidiary company of Alphabet (NASDAQ: GOOGL) with 200 megawatts (MW) of wind energy generated from the new, fast-tracking Glaciers Edge Wind Project north and west of Marcus in Cherokee County. Benefiting involved land owners bank accounts and spiking . . . Complete story »

October 6, 2018 • Iowa, WisconsinPrint storyE-mail story

Wisconsin regulators accept Cardinal-Hickory Creek application, start clock on review of high-voltage power line

Wisconsin regulators have accepted an application from three utilities seeking to build a high-voltage power line between northeast Iowa and Middleton. The Wisconsin Public Service Commission on Thursday declared the Cardinal-Hickory Creek application complete, triggering a 180-day review period of the project, which has an estimated price tag of more than $500 million and is expected to cost Wisconsin consumers up to $72 million. It’s up to the three-member commission to determine if the project is necessary and beneficial for . . . Complete story »

October 5, 2018 • IowaPrint storyE-mail story

Fairbank wind towers fight removal deadline

WEST UNION – Owners of three wind energy turbines near Fairbank were back in court this week fighting a court order to tear them down. Attorneys for the wind farm asked Judge John Bauercamper on Wednesday to put a hold on his previous order requiring the turbines to be removed by Dec. 9. Mason Wind, Dante Wind 6, Galileo Wind 1 and Venus Wind 4 are appealing a decision by the Fayette County Board of Adjustment to deny a variance that . . . Complete story »

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