Wisconsin Energy Buys NextEra Wind Farm

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

DODGEVILLE, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin Energy Corp. is buying a wind turbine development from Florida's NextEra Energy Resources Inc. for $27 million.

The 20-turbine Montfort Energy Center near the southern Wisconsin community of Dodgeville was opened in 2001 and generates about 30 megawatts of electricity. That's enough power for about 9,000 homes. The energy will be sold to Wisconsin Power & Light of Madison and We Energies of Milwaukee.

Under state law, We Energies must generate about 8 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2015.

Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to comments@wsaw.com.
Please provide detailed information.
All comments must adhere to the WSAW.com discussion rules.

powered by Disqus