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    Pioneer Grove Wind Farm

    The 3 megawatt turbines at Pioneer Grove use an innovative 116 meter rotor to capture more of the available wind energy and increase the production of electricity. The Pioneer Grove Wind Farm will generate enough clean energy to power nearly 4,000 Iowa homes. 

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    Location
    Cedar County, Iowa. EE.UU
    Wind power
    6 MW capacity, using 120 ACCIONA Windpower 1.5 MW wind turbine generators
    Projected CO2 emissions avoided
    Approximately 13,000 tons annually
    Completion date
    December 2012

    The Pioneer Grove Wind Farm utilizes two different tower technologies, which are both suitable for the AW-3000.  One tower was constructed to a height of 92 meters, using steel, while the other tower uses an innovative concrete solution and reaches a height of 100 meters..

     

    Economic development

     

    Pioneer Grove is the first wind energy project in Cedar County. The project generates lease payments for local landowners and tax revenue for Cedar County as well as jobs and economic growth for local contractors and businesses.

     

    ACCIONA Windpower

     

    The Pioneer Grove Wind Farm is located less than 20 miles from ACCIONA Windpower's wind turbine generator assembly plant in West Branch, IA. This proximity will allow ACCIONA Windpower to manage the operations and maintenance of the wind farm from our existing facility.

     

    What people are saying

    “Acciona has been a great partner with the eastern Iowa community by providing good-paying jobs and now clean energy development through the Pioneer Grove Wind Farm.  I look forward to their presence expanding further in Iowa.” - U.S. Representative Dave Loebsack (IA, 2nd)
    “The AW-3000 turbines at Pioneer Grove produce more power, more efficiently than anything we‘ve installed before. With technology like the AW-3000, we can drive down energy costs and begin to take full advantage of our clean energy resources.” - Joe Baker, CEO, ACCIONA Windpower North America

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