Turbine Powered Initiative
MGE is building a new wind farm near Saratoga in Howard County, Iowa. The 66-MW wind farm is expected to become operational by early 2019. The Saratoga wind farm will be MGE's largest to date—delivering enough energy to power about 47,000 households. Wind turbine technology has advanced throughout the last decade, producing turbines that generate energy more efficiently and cost effectively.
This site is about 200 miles west of Madison—located in the northeast section of Iowa. This high, flat and open area provides an excellent wind resource and is close to an established substation and transmission lines to carry the power to MGE customers.
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