Map of Walleye Wind

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WALLEYE WIND PROJECT

111 Megawatts of Clean Energy in Rock County, 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 $660 million in Minnesota, including two operational wind energy centers.

The Walleye Wind Project features:

  • Up to 40 GE wind turbines capable of generating approximately 111 megawatts (MW) of clean, renewable energy.
  • Subject to local and state approvals, the project is scheduled to begin operations by the end of 2021.
 
COMMUNITY BENEFITS

Bringing Economic Opportunities

 

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

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Employment Opportunities

Walleye Wind will create local employment opportunities, including up to 200 construction and 3-4 good-paying, full-time jobs to maintain and operate.

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Landowners Payments

The project provides approximately $34 million* in payments to Rock County County landowners - stable, reliable income families can depend on, regardless of weather.

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County Tax Revenue

The project provides approximately $20 million* in additional revenue for Rock County County, 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.