Posted: Monday, 15 October 2012 6:55AM
New Era Wind
A nearly $150 million wind energy project in rural Goodhue County has a new name.
Following the acquisition of all membership interests in AWA Goodhue from American Wind Alliance of Dallas, the local community advisory board selected the name New Era Wind Farm. According to the Post-Bulletin, the name was chosen to reflect its commitment to developing the 78 megawatt wind energy project as a community-based project.
New Era has formed an advisory board comprised of participants in the project that are longtime residents of Goodhue County. Many of the members are lifelong residents whose families have been engaged in farming in the county for several generations.
New Era plans to develop the project with local input and direction from its advisory board. It will use 48 wind turbines over an area of about 15,000 acres in rural Goodhue County.