Installed capacity of 101-megawatts of renewable energy

Project overview

Lost Lakes Wind Farm is located approximately three miles west of the town of Milford in northwest Iowa on agricultural and pasture land in Dickinson County. The land is mainly used to grow corn and soybeans, and the Little Sioux River runs along the east side of the project area. Lost Lakes Wind Farm includes farmland in the Lakeville, Okoboji, Excelsior, and West Port townships.

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Economic benefits

Lost Lakes Wind Farm yields significantly in the form of payments to landowners, local spending, and annual community investment. Lost Lakes Wind Farm is also compatible with other land uses and provides a stable form of income to local landowners.

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$6.8 million

Paid to local governments

Energy savings
$2.9 million

Paid to landowners

$8.9 million

Spent locally

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Job creation

114 construction jobs and 7 permanent jobs created

Renewable energy technology

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Energy security

Lost Lakes helps strengthen energy security for the state of Iowa and the United States, helping diversify domestic supply.
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Lost Lakes Wind Farm consists of 61 Vestas V82 1.65 MW wind turbines.
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Wind energy in the U.S.

Wind is the largest source of renewable electricity generation in the United States, providing 10.1% of the country’s electricity.
Environmental benefits
179 million gallons of water saved each year

Lost Lakes saves more than 179 million gallons of water each year and prevents the air pollution that causes smog, acid rain, and climate change.



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Contact us

Lost Lakes Wind Farm
Operations & Maintenance Office

1481 135th Avenue
Lake Park, IA 51347