English Farms is a 170.3MW onshore wind power project. It is located in Iowa, the US. The project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in March 2019.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Onshore 170.3 170.3 Active Iowa, the US Interstate Power and Light; TradeWind Energy


The project was developed by Interstate Power and Light and TradeWind Energy. The project is currently owned by Interstate Power and Light.

The project supplies enough clean energy to power 69,000 households, offsetting 430,000t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year.

The Tubular Steel towers installed at the English Farms (English Farms Phase II), site are 94m high.

Development Status

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The project is currently active. The project got commissioned in March 2019.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Alliant Energy under a power purchase agreement.

Contractors Involved

English Farms (English Farms Phase I) is equipped with GE Renewable Energy 2.5-127 turbines. The phase consists of 59 turbines with 2.5MW nameplate capacity.

English Farms (English Farms Phase II) is equipped with GE Renewable Energy 116-2.3 MW turbines. The phase consists of 9 turbines with 2.3MW nameplate capacity.

English Farms (English Farms Phase III) is equipped with GE Renewable Energy turbine. The phase consists of 1 turbine with 2.1MW nameplate capacity.

About Interstate Power and Light

Interstate Power and Light Co (IPL) is a utility company that engages in the generation and distribution of electricity. It also involved in the distribution and transportation of natural gas. IPL is headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the US.

About TradeWind Energy

TradeWind Energy Inc (TWE) engages in development of wind and solar energy projects. The company purchases physical output from a wind and solar energy project; and offers financial contract services and hedging against rising power costs. Its wind project portfolio include Smoky Hills Wind Project – Phase I, Smoky Hills Wind Project – Phase II, Caney River Wind Project, Rock Creek Wind Project, Cheyenne Ridge Wind Project and English Farms Wind Project, among others. TWE provides solar projects such as Birmingham Zoo, Decatur County and Creswell, among others. The company offers wind and solar projects for utilities, commercial and industrial, landowners and solar resources, among others. It also involves in financing for wind projects. TWE is headquartered in Lenexa, Kansas, the US.


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