Dairyland Power adds 98 MW of wind energy

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Dairyland Power officials flipped the switch on the 98-megawatt Quilt Block wind farm project located in southwest Wisconsin in November. The wind farm is expected to provide enough energy for more than 35,000 households.

Dairyland has a 20-year contract to purchase electricity generated by the 49 turbines spread across rural Lafayette County. Dairyland CEO Barbara Nick said the ­cooperative has a resource diversification strategy that “is good, sound business practice.”

The generation and transmission cooperative located in LaCrosse, Wis., serves more than 258,000 cooperative and municipal utility ­members in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois, which includes Jo-Carroll Energy located in Elizabeth, Ill.