Alliant Energy has topped 1GW of wind energy in the US state of Iowa with the completion of the 130MW Richland wind farm in Sac County.
The company said the 1GW goal has been reached several months ahead of schedule and within budget according to a report by ReNews.BIZ.
Richland is among five wind projects across seven counties in the state.
The wind farm provide electricity to approximately 430,000 Iowa homes.
Construction started in July 2019.
Alliant Iowa energy company president Terry Kouba said: “By continuing to advance cost-effective and clean energy, our customers, the communities we serve and the environment will benefit for decades to come.
“Investing in renewable energy sources, like wind and solar, is one more way that our purpose – to serve customers and build strong communities – comes to life.
“Thank you to the many leaders throughout the state who have helped us deliver more renewable energy to our customers.
“With wind, because there are no associated fuel costs, our investment in this renewable, natural resource provides long-term savings for our customers.
“At the same time, we’ll continue delivering safe, reliable and affordable energy to the communities we serve.”