in News Departments > Projects & Contracts
print the content item

Interstate Power and Light Co. (IPL), a subsidiary of Madison, Wis.-based Alliant Energy Corp., is negotiating with Clipper Windpower Inc. to purchase the Eclipse Wind Farm under development in western Iowa. IPL plans to equip the facility with Clipper's 2.5 MW Liberty-series turbines, which will be assembled at Clipper's facility in Cedar Rapids.

"We're pleased to support Clipper's Iowa product and employees, while doing our part to further Iowa's role as a renewable energy leader," says Tom Aller, president of IPL.

The Eclipse site, located in southern Audubon and Guthrie counties, near Adair, Iowa, has the potential to produce as much as 200 MW of wind power, the companies say. IPL plans to file for approval of the Eclipse Wind Farm with the Iowa Utilities Board this summer. Pending regulatory approval, IPL expects to begin construction of the first 100 MW of development in 2009, with commercial operation expected in late 2009.


Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Wind And Solar Are Catching Up With Nuclear Power, Says Report

A new report from the Worldwatch Institute says nuclear energy's share of global power production is steadily shrinking. Meanwhile, renewables' share keeps growing.


Could New Desert Plan Spell The End Of California Wind Energy Development?

The California Wind Energy Association says it is disappointed with the draft Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan, which was recently released by state and federal agencies.


New U.S. House Bill Includes Wind PTC Extension

U.S. representatives have introduced the Bridge to a Clean Energy Future Act of 2014, which would extend the production tax credit (PTC) and other provisions through 2016.


Utility-Scale Wind And Solar Keep Getting Cheaper

A new study measures the levelized cost of energy from various technologies and suggests that the costs of utility-scale wind and solar power are catching up with those of traditional sources, even without subsidies.


The Song Remains The Same: Ontario Seeks More Science Before Lifting Offshore Ban

The Ontario government says the nearly four-year-old offshore wind moratorium will remain in place until the province fully understands the technology’s impact on the environment.

Renewable NRG_id1934
Canwea_id1984
Future Energy_id2008