The Audubon Wind Farm is a 100 megawatt wind farm under development in Audubon County in Iowa. The Audubon Wind Farm’s footprint spans 11,000 acres and represents a total investment of approximately $160 million once fully developed. The project boasts strong wind resource, enthusiastic landowners, a welcoming community, and available transmission opportunities.
|Operational Capacity:||100 MW|
|Location:||Audubon County, Iowa|
|Number of Turbines:||~33-66|
|Acres in Project Footprint:||Approximately 11,000, with less than 33 acres taken
out of agricultural production during operation.
|CO2 Emissions Reduced:||300,000 metric tons/ year|
|Landowner Payments:||~$580,000/ year|
|Local Community Fund:||up to $20,000/ year|
|Direct Local Economic Impact:||~$32 million over 20 years|
Geronimo began development on Audubon Wind Farm in 2010 and has since collected over four years of wind data. The project includes 55 landowners and a supportive surrounding community. Audubon is unique in that it offers flexible interconnection options, including the option to connect on-site to the MISO grid or to connect at a gas peaker plant as a net-zero project.
AUDUBON COUNTY, IA
The Audubon Wind Farm is located in the middle west region of Iowa, approximately halfway between Des Moine, IA and Omaha,
NE. The average wind speed, measured at 80 meters, is 8.4 meters per second, which is just under 18.7 miles per hour. The prevailing wind direction is from the northwest and south.