Top of Iowa III Wind Farm

Top of Iowa III Wind Farm

Project Name

Top of Iowa III Wind Farm


Midwest Renewable Energy Corporation


Madison Gas and Electric Company




29.7 MW


Approx 3 miles west of the Town of Kensett, Worth County, Iowa

Site Area

Approx 1,332  acres of cropland consisting of 10 separate parcels of land

Generating Equipment

18 Vestas 1.65 MW turbines on 260 foot tall tubular towers

Balance of Plant Facilities

6.2  miles of underground electric and data collection cable, 3.8 miles of gravel service roads, 1 permanent MET towers and sharing of the Top of Iowa Wind Farm 161 kV substation

Foundation (each)

Approx 390 cu yards of concrete; 30 tones of reinforced steel

Job Creation

Approx 36,000 person-hours (or 25 people for 6 months) during construction; 1-2 long-term operational

Local County Taxes

Approx $10.3 Million over 25 years

Ground Breaking

April, 2007

Commercial Operation

October, 2007