The Wilder Junction Wind Farm is a 40 megawatt wind farm under development in Jackson County, Minnesota. The Wilder Junction Wind Farm’s footprint spans across Delafield Township, and represents a total investment of approximately $64 million once fully developed. The project boasts strong wind resource, enthusiastic landowners, a welcoming community, and available transmission opportunities.
|Operational Capacity:||40 MW|
|Location:||Jackson County, Minnesota|
|Number of Turbines:||~12-25|
|Acres in Project Footprint:||Over 6,000, with less than 13 acres taken out of agricultural
production during operations
|CO2 Emissions Reduced:||110,000 metric tons/ year|
|Landowner Payments:||~$255 million/ year|
|Local Community Fund:||up to $8,000/ year|
|Direct Local Economic Impact:||~$11 million over 20 years|
The Wilder Junction Wind Farm was originated in 2009 with initial discussions with the local landowners and local stakeholders. Wind data collection began at the project site in 2010. The local area has seen significant wind development over the past few years, and Geronimo looks forward to bringing Wilder Junction to fruition.
JACKSON COUNTY, MN
Jackson County is located in the wind-abundant southwestern portion of Minnesota.
The average wind speed, measured at 80 meters, is 8.3 meters per second, which is just under 18.5 miles per hour. The prevailing wind direction is from the northwest and south.