The wind farm began commercial operation in December, 2008. Outland will begin performing scheduled maintenances in the first quarter of 2012. Each of the Vestas V82 wind turbines at the wind farm has a nameplate capacity of 1.65 megawatts. Together, the forty-one turbines produce enough clean renewable energy to power 17,000 Wisconsin homes each year.
‘Outland is honored that Alliant Energy has entrusted us with providing services at its first company-owned wind farm,’ said Steve Scott, Outland’s President & CEO. ‘I’m proud of how our entire team, from the office to the field, continues to focus on and deliver safe, high-quality operations and maintenances services to all of our customers. ‘As a result of winning this contract with Alliant Energy, Outland now operates and maintains 750 MWs of installed wind turbine capacity under long-term contracts,’ said Don Gibson, Outland’s Business Development Manager.
Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE: LNT) is a regulated, investor-owned public utility holding company providing regulated electric and natural gas service to approximately 1 million electric and 412,000 natural gas customers in the upper Midwestern states of Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota. Alliant Energy is headquartered in Madison, WI.
Outland Energy Services provides a full range of operations & maintenance services for wind energy facilities throughout the United States and abroad, including commissioning, scheduled & unscheduled maintenance, and inspections. Founded in 2005, Outland now has more than 110 service technicians and is the only independent service provider in the North American wind industry to hold all three of the following globally-recognized certifications: ISO 9001:2008 for quality management, ISO 14001:2004 for environmental management, and OHSAS 18001:2007 for occupational health and safety management. The company maintains its North American headquarters in Canby, Minnesota and has additional offices in Mendota Heights, Minnesota and Guymon, Oklahoma.