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July 28, 2004

Proposed Wisconsin Wind Project Grows; Iowa Plant Dedicated

The Forward Energy Center, a wind energy project proposed for Brownsville, Wisconsin, has more than doubled in size, thanks to a new power purchase agreement between the developer, Invenergy Wind LLC, and Wisconsin Public Service Corporation. The utility has agreed to buy 70 megawatts of wind power from the project, boosting its total size to 130 megawatts. As covered in the July 21st edition of the EERE Network News, two other utilities had previously teamed up to buy 60 megawatts of power from the proposed project. See the Wisconsin Public Service press release and the article from EERE Network News.

Meanwhile, in northwest Iowa, the 44-megawatt Flying Cloud Wind Power Plant was dedicated on July 21st. The project is owned by PPM Energy, was developed by Clipper Windpower, Inc., and is operated by GE Energy. The project developers brought the plant online in December 2003, before the wind energy production tax credits expired. See the PPM Energy press release and the Clipper Windpower project description.