Organic Valley, Western Technical College and Gundersen Lutheran Health System Propose Community Wind Project for Cashton, Wisconsin

Cashton, Wis.
March 29, 2010
Contact P.R. Kristin Heinmets
work 612-372-6458 Cashton, Wis.

Project Partners to Discuss the Cashton Greens Wind Farm at Community Meeting on April 8

An open community meeting will be held on Thursday, April 8, at the Cashton Community Hall to discuss and share information about the Cashton Greens Wind Farm, a community wind project of Organic Valley, Western Technical College and Gundersen Lutheran Health System.

The proposed renewable energy wind generation system will be located adjacent to the Organic Valley Cashton Distribution Center on Highway 27, southwest of the Village of Cashton. If constructed, the wind system will consist of 2-3 wind turbines that will generate approximately 10.5 million kilowatt hours (kWh) annually, which is equivalent to the power needs of 7,000 average residential homes. The anticipated operation date for the facility is summer 2011.

This project demonstrates how partnerships and cooperation with local communities, businesses and educational institutions can find community-based solutions to generate renewable energy sources. Outreach through partners of this project encourages economic growth and development, as well as demonstrating leadership in renewable energy and energy efficiency programs. Communities across the region can learn from the work done by these partnering organizations on renewable energy.

What: A community meeting to discuss and share information about the proposed Cashton Greens Wind Farm
Where: Cashton Community Hall, 812 Main Street, Cashton, WI
When: Thursday, April 8th, 2010 from 7-9 PM
Who: Organic Valley, Western Technical College, Gundersen Lutheran Health System, Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA), RENEW Wisconsin, Clean Wisconsin, Natural Resource Consulting, WES Engineering, Clean Energy Partners
Why: The project partners are seeking input from federal, state and local officials, the general public, adjacent landowners and wind industry representatives as part of their community engagement process.

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