- Published: 10 May 2018 10 May 2018
GE Renewable Energy and Alliant Energy have announced they are adding 470MW of wind power capacity to the state of Iowa with two projects. The English Farms and Upland Prairie wind farms with respective 170MW and 300MW of installed capacity will be owned and operated by Alliant Energy’s Iowa energy company.
Both wind farms will be equipped with a total of 190 of GE’s 2MW platform type turbines. These include the 2.3-116, the 2.5-116 and GE’s newly introduced 2.5-127 turbine. The Upland Prairie site, with 121 turbines planned, is the largest individual wind farm developed by Alliant Energy. Located between Clay and Dickinson counties in Iowa, it is planned to be commissioned in late 2018 and early 2019. The English Farms site, located in the Poweshiek County, is planned to operate 69 turbines, with the project being commissioned in early 2019.