Friday, June 6, 2014

Wind – an important part of our energy mix

As part of our commitment to increasing renewable energy generation and our requirement to meet the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard, we’ve invested about $1 billion in renewable energy projects over the past 10 years. An important component of our renewable energy mix is wind power – in fact, wind energy makes up about 72 percent of our renewable energy portfolio.

We currently operate four wind energy centers that are capable of generating a combined 338 megawatts of renewable electricity. Glacier Hills Wind Park, located in the towns of Randolph and Scott in Columbia County, is Wisconsin’s largest wind development with 90 turbines. Blue Sky Green Field Wind Energy Center in Fond du Lac County is a close second with 88 turbines. Combined with our Montfort and Byron wind energy centers, these renewable energy generating systems can power more than 81,000 homes annually.

More information about our wind energy projects and renewable energy efforts

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