Alliant Energy acquires rights to $500M wind farm

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Alliant Engery and Apex Clean Energy are working together on a Clay and Dickinson County wind farm large enough to power about 100,000 homes in Iowa.

More than 100 turbines will be going up as part of the proposed Upland Prairie project. The 300-megawatt farm's footprint will run mostly north and south from west of Milford in Dickinson County to north of Royal in Clay County, according to Ben Lipari, director of Alliant Energy's resource planning and project development department.

The Upland Prairie wind farm does not go into O'Brien or Osceola County. The tentative eastern edge of the project is about 4 miles west of Fostoria.

Apex Clean Energy of Charlottesville, Virginia, is doing development work for the project. Alliant would then continue with plans for construction and eventual operation of the wind farm.

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