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DODGE COUNTY WIND PROJECT

260 Megawatts of Clean Energy in Minnesota

 

Since 2000, NextEra Energy Resources' subsidiaries have been helping fuel the state’s economic growth and quality of life and moving our country toward energy independence. To date, we have invested more than $551 million in Minnesota, including one operational wind energy center and one universal-scale solar energy center.

The Dodge County Wind Project features:

  • Up to 79 GE wind turbines capable of generating approximately 260 megawatts (MW) of clean, renewable energy
  • Subject to local and state approvals, the project is scheduled to begin operations by the end of 2023.
 
COMMUNITY BENEFITS

Bringing Economic Opportunities

 

Wind farms are compatible with agriculture and are fast becoming an important component of farm viability in many areas across the country. They can also generate significant economic benefits for the communities that host them.

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Employment Opportunities

Dodge County Wind will create local employment opportunities, including up to 400 construction and 5-8 good-paying, full-time jobs to maintain and operate..

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Landowners Payments

The project provides approximately $83 million* in payments to Dodge and Steele Counties landowners - stable, reliable income families can depend on, regardless of weather

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County Tax Revenue

The project provides approximately $39 million* in additional revenue for Dodge and Steele Counties, money that can enhance local roads, schools and services

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Local Spending

Wind farms provide indirect income to local businesses, including hotels, restaurants, caterers and other companies

*Estimated over first 30 years of the project. All figures are estimated and subject to change.