California-based EDF Renewables, a firm with two major wind farm operations in Oklahoma has announced the signing of a contract to build a major wind project in northern Iowa.
It made the agreement with Alliant Energy for construction and development of up to 200 megawatts of the Golden Plains Wind Project in Winnebago and Kossuth counties in north central Iowa. The wind farm should be completed by early 2020 and is expected to produce enough clean energy to power 87,000 average homes a year.
In Oklahoma, EDF has the 154 megawatt Rock Falls Wind Project in Kay and Grant Counties which supplies electricity to Kimberly-Clark Corporation. Construction on the wind farm started eleven months ago and under the agreement, EDF will provide 120 MW of generation to Kimberly-Clark which has a tissue and towel manufacturing plant in Jenks.
Rock Falls marks EDF RE’s second project in Oklahoma. In 2016, the Company completed the Great Western Wind Project which supplies Google with its output of electricity.