New wind farm in Wisconsin to provide power for 25,000 homes

The $167 million construction was just completed.

TOWN OF SEYMOUR, Wis. -- EDP Renewables has finished construction on the $167 million Quilt Block Wind Farm in Lafayette County.

The Wisconsin Public Radio reported that the new wind farm in southwestern Wisconsin is expected to power about 25,000 homes. Dairyland Power Cooperative has an agreement to purchase power from the wind farm for the next 20 years.

Dairyland Power Cooperative's president and CEO, Barb Nick, is happy with the way the project has been received.

"The public reaction has been overwhelmingly positive. [Landowners] said that the project from beginning to end just went very well. Good relationships, good community outreach and there will be an ongoing revenue stream for the local community," said Nick.  

EDP Renewables will pay landowners about $23 million to host the towers for the duration of the project. It will also make annual payments to Seymour Township and Lafayette County as part of a revenue-sharing agreement with the state.

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