We currently own and operate the 22 MW Sawtooth wind farm, located in Elmore County (near Boise), Idaho, and we are developing new utility-scale wind projects across the nation. Here’s a summary of our projects:
- 22 MW Sawtooth Wind Farm. Located on a sugar beet farm in Elmore County, about 60 miles east of Boise, Idaho, the 22 MW Sawtooth wind farm produces enough energy to supply approximately 6,000 homes with electricity. Idaho Winds LLC, an affiliate of PowerWorks LLC, delivers energy from 14 GE 1.6 MW wind turbines to the Idaho Power Company, under a 20-year power purchase agreement. The renewable energy credits (RECs) generated from the wind farm have been sold to a third party. PowerWorks Services LLC performs the operations and maintenance (O&M) and asset management. The Sawtooth wind farm is a boost to Idaho’s economy through long-term, high-skilled jobs, and expenditures on materials, tools, supplies, and equipment rentals. The local economic benefits (direct and indirect) from this wind farm over 20 years is estimated to be over $40 million, including property taxes, payroll from high-skilled jobs, land owner/farmer land leases, sales taxes, business taxes, various services purchased from local retailers, etc.
- 44 MW Panther Creek Wind Farm. The 44 MW Panther Creek wind farm is a late-stage development project located on farm land in Pike County, Illinois (about 200 miles southwest of Chicago), with a scheduled on-line date of late 2020. The energy output from the Panther Creek wind farm is expected to produce enough energy to supply approximately 18,000 homes with electricity.
- 70 MW Soaring Wind Farm. The 70 MW Soaring wind farm is a development project located on farm land in Beaver County, Oklahoma, with a scheduled on-line date of late 2022. The energy output from the Soaring wind farm is expected to produce enough energy to supply approximately 35,000 homes with electricity.
- 44 MW Gateway Wind Farm. The 44 MW Gateway wind farm is a development project located on farm land in Putnum County, Missouri, with an anticipated on-line date in 2021. The energy output from the Gateway wind farm is expected to produce enough energy to supply approximately 18,000 homes with electricity.
In addition, we are pursuing the development and acquisition of additional wind projects not listed here.