PSCW Approves State’s Largest Wind Farm

by preferred on January 11, 2010

This is the largest wind farm in Wisconsin approved to date. It will increase installed wind capacity in this state by 30 to 46%, depending upon the size of the final turbines. On October 30, 2008, pursuant to Wis. Stat. § 196.491(3) and Wis. Admin. Code§ PSC 111.53, Wisconsin Electric Power Company (WEPCO) filed an application with the Commission for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) to construct a new wind electric generation facility. The facility, known as the Glacier Hills Wind Park (Glacier Hills, GHWP), is proposed to be located in the towns of Randolph and Scott, Columbia County, and would have a total generating capacity of up to 207 megawatts (MW).

Docket 6630-CE-302

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