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Wisconsin utilities leave home for wind work

Paul Snyder paul.snyder@dailyreporter.com Wisconsin utilities have a track record of building, operating and maintaining their own wind farms, leaving independent producers little reason to build in the state. But when those same utilities build wind farms in other states, Wisconsin’s ...

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Minnesota wind farm prompts Wisconsin vote

Elizabeth Dunbar and Todd Richmond AP Writers Madison — State regulators plan to vote Thursday on a Wisconsin utility’s plans to build a massive wind farm in southern Minnesota. Wisconsin Power & Light Co., a subsidiary of Madison-based Alliant Energy, ...

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Westby wind farm waits for money

Paul Snyder paul.snyder@dailyreporter.com Westby represents a rare case in which a Wisconsin community embraces a wind farm proposal, but money problems prevent developers from taking advantage of the support. “We’ve received very little resistance, if any,” said Alderman Brad Mashak. ...

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Wind farm bills survive public lashing

Paul Snyder paul.snyder@dailyreporter.com More than eight hours of public testimony mostly opposed to state guidelines for wind farm placement did little to kill bills that would limit local control of the energy developments. “It just underscores the reason why we ...

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