English Farms

Energy Type: Wind

Where is the project?

The English Farms Wind Project is located approximately 60 miles east of Des Moines, IA in the high-yielding corn and soybean farmlands of Poweshiek County, Iowa.


What transmission line does the project connect with?

The English Farms Wind Project is expected to interconnect to either a 345 kV (MIDAM) line or a 161kV (MIDAM) transmission lines located in Poweshiek County.


What is the size of the project?

Up to 200 MW


Landowners and Acreage Involved:

More than 250 landowners and over 32,000 acres will be involved in the project.


Who is buying the power?

The power produced by English Farms Wind Project will be sold to regional regulated and non regulated utility companies.


Who developed the project?

The developer of the English Farms Wind Project is Tradewind Energy, Inc.


Key Project Attributes:

  • Once operational, the project is expected to produce¬†enough power for approximately 60,000 homes.
  • The project is one of the most energetic wind development sites in central Iowa.
  • Of the approximate 32,000 acres included in the project area, the project will only take approximately 1% to 2% acres of land out of service, including all land for roads, turbine foundations, and maintenance building.
  • The project is expected to have no material effect on any threatened and endangered species of birds or animals based on third party studies commissioned by Tradewind Energy.
  • Landowners will be participating and collecting royalty payments from the project.
  • The project will utilize significant local labor and materials for its construction and operations and will generate significant economic benefits to the local community.
  • The project fits well with the surrounding area in terms of the existing infrastructure and commercial activities and enjoys broad community support.
  • The project, when completed, will offset approximately 600,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year, 2,000 tons of NOx per year, and 2,800 tons of SO2 per year.