Whitetail Wind Project

Grant County, Wisconsin

Let’s power the future together

ALLETE Clean Energy is an independent power producer established in 2011 with headquarters in Duluth, Minnesota. ALLETE Clean Energy, through subsidiaries, owns, operates and has built and sold wind farms in seven states with more than 1,450 megawatts of capacity.

What’s happening

ALLETE Clean Energy is developing the Whitetail wind project in Clifton and Wingville townships in Grant County, Wisconsin. Before and during construction, we will host landowner meetings to keep participants apprised of the project’s development schedule, milestones, and projected construction dates.

Landowner participation

Leased land allows the landowner to optimize land use. A small portion of the leased land is needed for siting turbines and development of access roads intended for mutual use. The remaining land continues to be available for landowner use, such as farming or grazing. This dual use provides additional annual income to landowners.

Community support

The Whitetail project will provide direct community benefits through jobs, local business investment, property taxes and other contributions. We value the communities where we live and work, and we look forward to forging partnerships with landowners and the communities near the Whitetail project.

Wind turbines and health

More than 80 studies worldwide have been conducted about wind turbine exposure and health, and to date, the credible, scientific peer-reviewed literature does not support evidence of adverse health effects resulting from wind turbine exposure. There are a number of resources available on the American Clean Power Association website at https://cleanpower.org/resources/types/fact-sheets/.

Project features

  • Up to 21 wind turbines over about 5,938 acres
  • About 70 megawatts of renewable energy capacity, enough to power about *24,350 homes per year
  • Turbines will be erected on foundations of 450 cubic feet of concrete and 40 tons of reinforcing steel
  • Carbon dioxide offset of about 208,000 tons annually
  • Grid interconnection at the ATC/Ebenezer substation
  • Supports local businesses before, during and after construction
  • Employs 100 people during construction and about 10 people during operation
  • *electricity home usage from U.S. Energy Information Administration Website https://www.eia.gov/tools/faqs/faq.php?id=97&t=3

Economic benefits

  • Wind energy projects bring economic development, job growth and tax revenue to their host communities
  • Landowners who host a wind turbine on their property earn regular lease payments that transfer with the sale of the property, adding to its value
  • A study of more than 50,000 home sales in nine states found no evidence that wind farms affected nearby home values
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