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Wind farm could be operational in 2020

Friday, October 19, 2018

Company says 49,000 acres secured

Within two years, upwards of 150 wind turbines may be spinning across portions of Appanoose, Davis and Schuyler Counties.

Nick Schuler, development manager at Tradewind Energy Inc., told county officials Monday the company is aggressively pursuing a wind farm and it could be operational by the end of the year 2020.

Roughly 49,000 acres of land have already been secured for the project, with another 15,000 acres in the works. The wind farm would be located in eastern Appanoose County and western Davis County in Iowa, and northern Schuyler County in Missouri.

The wind farm would span an area from about Lancaster, Missouri up to Unionville, Iowa. The acreage of the project would be roughly evenly split between the three counties, Schuler said.

It's expected roughly 300 megawatts would be generated, and as many as 150 wind turbines could be installed to accomplish that. The exact number will depend on what kind of wind turbine is used in the project.

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