Economic Impacts of Utility-Owned Wind Energy Projects

Wisconsin Projects

Name/

County/

In-service date

Megawatts/

Wind Turbines

Utility

Total Investment

WI-based construction craft labor (in hours)*

Annual revenue to WI landowners/ local govts.

Blue Sky Green Field

Fond du Lac

May 2008

145/88

We Energies

$305 million

116,600

$1,020,000

Cedar Ridge 

Fond du Lac

Dec. 2008

68/41

Alliant-WP&L

$179 million

54,325

$   477,000

Glacier Hills Columbia

Dec. 2011

162/90

We Energies

~$360 million

119,250

$1,188,000

 

375/219

 

~$844 million

290,175

$2,685,000

 

Out of State Projects

Name/

State/

In-service date

Megawatts/

Wind Turbines

Utility

Total Investment

WI-based construction craft labor (in hours)

Annual revenue to WI landowners/ local govts.

Top of Iowa 3

Iowa

Feb 2008)

30/18

MGE

$59 million

0

0

Crane Creek

Iowa

Dec. 2009

99/66

WPS

$251 million

0

0

Bent Tree

Minnesota

Jan. 2011

201/122

Alliant-WPL

~$475 million

0

0

 

330/206

 

~$785 million

0

0

 * Assumes 1,325 job-hours per turbine (estimate from Boldt Construction)