Energy futureDanish company to deliver wind turbines to U.S. utility

Published 4 June 2008

Madison, Wisconsin-based Alliant Energy orders 303 1.65 MW wind turbines from Danish manufacturer, for a total installed capacity of 500 MW

Danish wind turbine giant Vestas has received an order for 303 units of its 1.65 MW wind turbine from Alliant Energy Corporation, a public utility based in Madison, Wisconsin. The turbines will have a total installed capacity of 500 MW and will be delivered to wind power projects in the states of Iowa, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. Vestas will deliver and commission the turbines starting in 2009 and continuing through 2010 and 2011.

We reported yesterday that a recent report released by the U.S. Department of Energy shows that wind power could provide 20 percent of the country’s electricity needs by 2030. In 2007 new wind projects accounted for about 30 percent of the entire new power-generating capacity added in the United States.