Community wind project gets go-ahead in Wisconsin
E Wind LLC has received approval from the Town of Randolph to construct a 30 MW, 18 turbine community wind farm in Columbia County, about 40 miles north of Madison, Wisconsin. The project is unusual because it is locally owned and hopes to sell the electricity to local utilities. The owners must secure a buyer for the electricity, enough to power about 7,200 homes, before beginning construction.
One of the owners, Bob Lange, farmed in Columbia County for 25 years before getting involved with E Wind.