ABOUT DUSTY FOX WIND
Apex Clean Energy is exploring the feasibility of constructing Dusty Fox Wind, a wind energy project located in rural Wapello, Jefferson, and Keokuk Counties, Iowa. Based on transmission capacity and local wind data, Dusty Fox Wind has the potential to generate 400 megawatts of clean, homegrown southwest Iowa energy, enough to power over 151,000 U.S. homes.
Apex is working with local landowners, community leaders, and various stakeholders to design a project that fits with the community and complements the agricultural heritage of the area. The project site has several key attributes, including:
- Verified wind resource
- Expansive private land
- Strong community spirit
- Minimal environmental impacts
A CLEAN ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY FOR WAPELLO, JEFFERSON, AND KEOKUK COUNTIES
Using an innovative, community-based lease that spreads the financial benefits from the project more broadly among landowners, Dusty Fox Wind will create jobs and generate an entirely new source of long-term revenue for counties, law enforcement, parks, townships, and property owners. The total direct financial impact to the community will be in the tens of millions of dollars over the life of the project, with additional indirect economic benefits to the local economy through construction and operations.
Landowners participating in the project will receive annual payments over the projected 30+ year lifespan of the wind farm, injecting millions of dollars into the local economy to support local merchants, contractors, equipment suppliers, auto dealers, and others. The power from Dusty Fox Wind will be delivered directly onto Iowa’s electrical grid, reducing the need to import electricity from outside markets.
LOCAL ECONOMIC BENEFITS
- Enough power for over 151,000 U.S. homes (400 MW)
- Hundreds of jobs and significant local spending during construction
- Approximately 15 full-time local jobs for operations and maintenance
- Taxpayers protected against decommissioning costs
- More than 30 years of annual revenue for landowners, counties, and township government services, totaling tens of millions of dollars
* Estimated payments and jobs over life of project