Press Releases

Dairyland Power Announces More Solar Energy Sites

La Crosse, Wis., April 19, 2018 — Dairyland Power Cooperative has finalized agreements for three additional utility-scale solar generation projects, bringing Dairyland’s total number of solar installations under contract to 18.

The three new projects will increase the total solar generation from 20.5 megawatts (MW) to 25 MW in the Dairyland cooperative system. Once the three new solar energy facilities are online, the 18 sites will together be able to produce enough renewable energy to power nearly 4,000 homes.

EDP Renewables, Dairyland Power Dedicate 98 MW Wind Farm

DARLINGTON, Wis., Nov. 10, 2017 – EDP Renewables (EDPR) and Dairyland Power Cooperative celebrated the completion of the Quilt Block Wind Farm at a joint dedication event in Darlington, Wisconsin, on Friday, November 10.  A number of the wind farm’s stakeholders including landowners, government officials, and others also attended the event that featured several speeches, a ribbon cutting and a bus tour of the wind farm.

Dairyland Power Announces Wind Energy Expansion

February 14, 2017 - Dairyland Power Cooperative will begin purchasing 80 MW of renewable energy from the Barton Wind Farm (Kensett, Iowa), effective February 15. Dairyland has reached a power purchase agreement with Avangrid Renewables (Portland, Ore.) which owns and operates the Barton Wind Farm. It is located in north-central Iowa and has been in service since 2009. The Barton Wind Farm has a capacity of 160 MW of wind energy, of which Dairyland will purchase 80 MW—enough renewable energy to power more than 19,000 homes.

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