NORTHWOOD, Iowa- Representatives from Invenergy introduced themselves to the Worth County Board of Supervisors on Monday.
Invenergy senior manager Dan Litchfield explained their goal of adding about 100 wind turbines between Freeborn and Worth counties.
Litchfield says once landowners are done harvesting, they’ll negotiate longer term wind leases so they can start designing their facility.
“We can work with them (landowners) to use just a little piece of land to place wind turbines and access road, but harness that wind flowing over the property and generate a new source of revenue for them, as well as clean and affordable priced electricity,” said Litchfield.
Litchfield said the project will add up to $4 million a year to the local economy.
“That would be landowner payments, tax revenue, as well as local salaries. Job wise, there would be a big surge in activity during construction. You could have some local contractors working on it, but also local people working for other major national contractors.”