Cashton Greens Wind Farm

Description

Cashton Greens Wind Farm is a collaborative effort of Gundersen Lutheran Health System, Organic Valley farmer cooperative, and the Village of Cashton.

Facility Type

Owner

Organic Valley Coooperative
Gundersen Lutheran Health System

Developer

Date Started

Generating Capacity

4.99 MW

Number of Units

2

Turbine Manufacturer

Turbine Details

Two 2.5-megawatt (MW) Clipper turbines

Project Cost

$10,000,000

Financing

30% from U.S. Treasury Grants as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act; 2.5% from a Wisconsin Focus on Energy grant; remainder funded by Gundersen and Organic Valley

Motivation

Allow Gundersen and Organic Valley to become energy independent and address rising energy costs .

Benefits

The project represents about 48% of Organic Valley's total energy footprint and about 89% of the electricity used in the company's three facilities. Gundersen’s half of the electricity produced represents about 5% of its energy independence goal.

Status

In Service

Location

Cashton, WI

State

Date Last Verified

March 2015

Item Type

Wind Project