Installed capacity of 300-megawatts of renewable energy

Project overview

In the wide-open farmland of northern Iowa, the two phases of the Pioneer Prairie Wind Farm turn wind into a “second crop” of clean electricity. The wind farm is located in Iowa along the Minnesota state line in Howard and Mitchell counties, stretching from Stacyville in Mitchell County into Oakdale Township in Howard County.

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Economic benefits

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

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$36.5 million

Paid to local governments

Energy savings
$9.2 million

Paid to landowners

$52+ million

Spent locally

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Job creation

28 construction jobs and 29 permanent jobs created

Renewable energy technology

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Energy security

Pioneer Prairie helps strengthen energy security for the state of Iowa and the United States, helping diversify domestic supply.
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Pioneer Prairie Wind Farm consists of 120 Vestas V82 1.65 MW wind turbines and 62 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
533 million gallons of water saved each year

Pioneer Prairie saves more than 533 million gallons of water each year and prevents the air pollution that causes smog, acid rain, and climate change.



Iowa State Fact Sheet
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Contact us

Pioneer Prairie Wind Farm
Operations & Maintenance Office

134 North Industrial Street
LeRoy, MN 55951