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.