Construction is underway. Crews are preparing the project staging yard in Deer Creek Township, Iowa and delivering materials and equipment to the project staging yard. Grading is also expected to begin at the operations and maintenance building and substation sites in Shell Rock Township, Minnesota in 2019.
We are committed to working closely with landowners, local governments and others to successfully build and operate the Freeborn Wind Farm. View the project info sheet (PDF)
Our representatives will be in contact with landowners regarding when work will begin in your area. Please check back for project updates. If you would like to receive email project updates please send your contact information to email@example.com.
This project is integral to meeting our ambitious plan to reduce our carbon emissions more than 80 percent in the Upper Midwest by 2030 and put us on the path to achieve our vision of 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2050.
In August 2019, we made filings with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (Commission) to transfer the Site Permit to us and for approval of an updated project layout that includes an updated turbine model. More details are available on the Commission website by searching docket number 17-410.
There will be public comment opportunities during the Commission's review of the Application. We are reaching out to landowners affected by the proposed site layout modifications.
Each turbine will be approximately 80 meters tall from ground to the nacelle (center of the blades that houses the generator)
You can submit questions or comments about the Freeborn Wind Farm by calling 612.342.8945 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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