Top of Iowa is an 189.8MW onshore wind power project. It is located in Iowa, the US. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in November 2001. Buy the profile here.

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The project was developed by Avangrid Renewables, EDP Renewables North America, Madison Gas and Electric and Midwest Renewable Energy. Avangrid Renewables and Madison Gas and Electric are currently owning the project.

The project supplies enough clean energy to power 36,000 households.

The Top of Iowa (Top of Iowa I), has 79m high towers.

Development status

The project is currently active. The project got commissioned in November 2001.

Power purchase agreement

Alliant Energy, IES Utilities, Madison Gas and Electric and WPPI Energy are the power offtakers from the project.

Contractors involved

M. A. Mortenson and Wanzek Construction were selected to render engineering procurement construction services for the wind power project.

Top of Iowa (Top of Iowa I) is equipped with Vestas Wind Systems NM 54/950 turbines. The phase consists of 89 turbines with 0.9MW nameplate capacity.

Top of Iowa (Top of Iowa II) is equipped with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy G87-2.0 MW turbines. The phase consists of 40 turbines with 2MW nameplate capacity.

Top of Iowa (Top of Iowa III) is equipped with Vestas Wind Systems V82-1.65 MW turbines. The phase consists of 18 turbines with 1.65MW nameplate capacity.

Vestas Wind Systems is the O&M contractor for the Top of Iowa (Top of Iowa I). The operation and maintenance contract commenced from 2001, for a period of 5 years.

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About Avangrid Renewables

Avangrid Renewables LLC (Avangrid Renewables), a subsidiary of Avangrid Renewables Holdings Inc, is a renewable energy company that carries out electricity generation from renewable energy sources including wind, biomass, solar energy and thermal energy. The company also offers services such as balancing, scheduling and transportation of natural gas. It operates various renewable energy projects to generate electricity. The company serves to federal and state agencies, institutional retail, investor-owned utilities, joint action agencies, wholesale customers, commercial and industrial customers and other public. Avangrid Renewables is headquartered in Portland, Oregon, the US.

About EDP Renewables North America

EDP Renewables North America LLC (EDPR NA), formerly Horizon Wind Energy LLC, a subsidiary of EDP Renovaveis SA, is a renewable energy company that develops, operates and constructs wind farms and solar parks. The company's wind farms include Blue Canyon Wind Farm, Elkhorn Valley Wind Farm, Lone Star Wind Farm, Lost Lake Wind Farm, Kittitas Valley Wind Farm, Madison Wind Farm, Meridian Way Wind Farm and Pioneer Prairie Wind Farm, among others. It also operates Lone Valley Solar Parks that supports sustainable energy generation. The company has operations throughout the US and Canada. EDPR NA is headquartered in Houston, Texas, the US.

About Madison Gas and Electric

Madison Gas and Electric Co, a subsidiary of MGE Energy Inc, provides utility services that generates and distributes electricity, water, and gas to residential and commercial areas. It is headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, the US.

About Midwest Renewable Energy

Midwest Renewable Energy LLC (MRE) is a renewable energy company that produces ethanol. The company carries out its operations in dry-mill ethanol plant. Its plant generates fuel-grade ethanol through natural fermentation and distillation of corn. MRE also produces wet distillers grains that is the product remaining after the ethanol is removed from the fermented corn mash and produces corn syrup and distiller's corn oil that is used as a feed additive and can be sprayed or applied to cattle feed. The company’s ethanol-blended fuels find applications in reducing air pollution. It markets its products through its network of distributor. MRE is headquartered in Sutherland, Nebraska, the US.

This content was updated on 22 April 2024

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