AN ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY FOR WAPELLO, JEFFERSON, AND KEOKUK COUNTIES
The Dusty Fox Wind project provides an opportunity to help address Iowa's growing electricity demand with homegrown energy, while diversifying the economies of Wapello, Jefferson, and Keokuk Counties and supporting jobs in the local community.
Dusty Fox Wind will create jobs and generate an entirely new source of long-term revenue for Wapello, Jefferson, and Keokuk Counties, local government services, and property owners. The total direct financial impact to the region will be in the millions of dollars over the life of the project, with additional indirect economic benefits to the local economy.
Landowners who sign up property for the project will receive annual payments. These payments will continue over the projected 30-year lifespan of the wind farm, injecting tens of millions of dollars into the economy to support local businesses, contractors, equipment suppliers, auto dealers, and others. In addition, the power from Dusty Fox Wind will be delivered into the Iowa electrical grid, reducing the need to import electricity from outside markets.
Learn more about the project here.