We Energies Applies To Build Wind Park That Could Power 45,000 homes

Staff | September 28, 2010

We Energies has asked the Wisconsin Public Service Commission (PSC) for authorization to build the Glacier Hills Wind Park in the towns of Randolph and Scott in northeast Columbia County, about 45 miles northeast of Madison.

Current plans call for the project to include up to 90 wind turbines that would generate as much as 207 megawatts of electricity — enough to power about 45,000 homes.

The project is expected to cost $340 million to $530 million depending, in part, on the size of the turbines.

The PSC review is expected to take from six months to a year.

Because the actual construction and commercial operation dates depend on PSC approval and the availability of turbine equipment, the first full year of commercial operation is expected to be 2012.