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Benefits from Proposed Energy Projects
Upfront Investment (total of all projects)
Total Economic Output (in PDV)          $5,900,000,000
Employment Earnings (in PDV)            $1,900,000,000
Average Annual Jobs                               12,800

First Year of Operations (total of all projects)
Total Economic Output (in PDV)          $500,000,000
Employment Earnings (in PDV)            $100,000,000
Average Jobs Created in Year 1           3,000

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Glacier Hills Wind Park, WI

STATUS: In progress with opposition TYPE: Wind OPPOSITION: Citizens and farm owners of the towns of Randolph, Scott, and Cambria PROSPECTS: Indeterminate BACKGROUND:  Wisconsin Energy Corporation’s wind project will be located in the towns of Randolph and Scott in Columbia … Continue reading

EcoMagnolia Wind Project, WI

STATUS: Canceled  TYPE:  Wind Project OPPOSITION: Town Board Members; Matt Gaboda (local resident) PROSPECTS:  Canceled BACKGROUND: EcoEnergy proposed to install 67 wind turbines over 5,000 to 6,000 acres.  The project would generate 100 megawatts of electricity in the Magnolia Township. In July … Continue reading

Nelson Dewey III, Cassville, WI

STATUS: Killed TYPE: Coal OPPOSITION: Sierra Club, Clean Wisconsin PROSPECTS: Unlikely BACKGROUND: In 2007 the developer proposed a 300 megawatt, $800 million coal and biomass unit at the Nelson Dewey facility in Cassville, Wisconsin. Sierra Club and others opposed the plant … Continue reading

Green Power Express: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin

STATUS:  In progress with opposition TYPE: Transmission OPPOSITION:  Citizens Energy Task Force PROSPECTS:  Indeterminate BACKGROUND:  Green Power Express is a $12 billion, 3,000-mile high-voltage transmission line across seven Midwestern states proposed by International Transmission Company (ITC).  The project’s purpose is … Continue reading

Coulee Area Renewable Energy Ethanol Plant, WI

STATUS: Canceled TYPE: Ethanol OPPOSITION: Neighboring businesses, local residents PROSPECTS: Cancelled BACKGROUND: Coulee Area Renewable Energy LLC (CARE) purchased 82 acres just east of the Century Foods International plant in Sparta, where it planned to build the proposed ethanol plant.  … Continue reading

AgWind Energy Partners Trempealeau County Wind Farm, WI

STATUS: Killed TYPE: Wind OPPOSITION: Local government (Trempealeau County Board), Local residents (Concerned Citizens of Trempealeau County) PROSPECTS: Dead BACKGROUND: AgWind Energy Partners approached Trempealeau County in September 2006 to build several wind farms in the county. AgWind installed a … Continue reading

Mishicot Wind Farm, WI

STATUS: Prolonged Delay TYPE: Wind OPPOSITION: Wisconsin Independent Citizens Opposing Windturbine Sites PROSPECTS: Unlikely BACKGROUND: Manitowoc County granted Emerging Energies LLP a permit in July 2006 to erect seven wind turbines in the town of Mishicot.  In response, the project … Continue reading

CapX2020 Transmission Project, Minnesota/North Dakota/South Dakota/Wisconsin

STATUS:  In progress with opposition TYPE: Transmission OPPOSITION:  City of Fergus Falls; Environmental Groups; Local residents PROSPECTS:  Likely BACKGROUND:  CapX2020 is a $1.7 billion high-voltage transmission line project that while mostly in Minnesota, connects lines in North Dakota, South Dakota … Continue reading