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20 years of wind power

It’s been twenty years since folks in Kewaunee County agreed to bring wind turbines to northern Wisconsin. See how the wind farm is bringing green power to a new generation.

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  1. Seth said:

    Awesome!

    at 2:21 pm on May 2, 2019
  2. Dan M said:

    So happy to see Wisconsin pursuing renewable energy. We need more of it!

    at 8:25 pm on May 16, 2019
  3. Stacey Schaefer said:

    Thank you all for making such a wise progressive choice 20 years ago! I agree, I think the wind turbines add beauty and interest to the landscape, and are much preferred to coal pollution in our air and water. You are leaders for your community and country. Hopefully more will follow your example. Thank you!

    at 8:27 pm on May 16, 2019
  4. Peggy Hatfield said:

    Great timing for this story, given the inflammatory stories in the national press about wind energy. I have been part of the wind energy program at MG&E from the beginning, and it is exciting to see the commitment to sustainable and cleaner sources of energy!

    at 8:34 pm on May 16, 2019
  5. Paul Haskew said:

    Wind has powered our home since it became available to us, and our car since 2015. It’s a good feeling knowing you’re riding on air—two ways!

    at 8:47 pm on May 16, 2019
  6. DLS said:

    I lived in Madison 1999-2001 and remember when these were put in place and came on-line. At that time, I immediately began purchasing wind energy. I didn’t recall the level of innovation that his installation meant at the time, but it’s good to know that everyone working together can make good things happen. I moved back here from Maryland two years ago (where I also purchased wind energy), and am now getting 100% wind electricity from MG&E.

    at 8:50 pm on May 16, 2019
  7. Ashley K said:

    The people of Rosiere should be proud of being so forward looking.

    at 8:55 pm on May 16, 2019
  8. Steve said:

    We need more people like this family who can see the benefit for all people, not just the small picture.

    at 9:11 pm on May 16, 2019
  9. Gil said:

    I can understand the reluctance to put large, unfamiliar objects in one’s backyard, but it was constructive and forward-looking to do it. The rest of us are grateful. I’m glad that the town residents have become accustomed to the turbines and view them as an asset to the town.

    at 10:00 pm on May 16, 2019
  10. Carol Jean Krause said:

    Very interesting video!
    Very beneficial to produce energy.

    at 2:05 am on May 17, 2019
  11. Sierra M said:

    It’s great that conversations opposing wind turbines have died down. 10 years ago there was still a lot of skepticism. But now younger generations are growing up with them, not knowing any different

    at 2:34 am on May 17, 2019
  12. Joshua Schulist said:

    Great story. I was pleasantly surprised to hear it was the largest wind farm east of the Mississippi at the time. Keep doing the great work you do!

    at 10:56 am on May 17, 2019
  13. John R Puckett said:

    Thanks for sharing this story. Many fear the “new”, but technologies that are renewable and beneficial are essential. Thanks for braving the controversy and showing the way.

    at 12:50 pm on May 17, 2019
  14. Barb Brown said:

    It’s nice to see the history!
    Hard to believe it’s been 20 years.

    at 12:51 pm on May 17, 2019
  15. Matt Mignon said:

    I am proud to be a part of a company that is innovative, with a picture of a better future for all of us. This video captures what it means to be “your community energy company.”

    at 1:53 pm on May 17, 2019
  16. Diane Schuck said:

    Thank you Kewaunee County for your support for green energy and to the families who shared the wealth with you to provide more green innovations for everyone. My family has supported MGE green energy since the program started and will continue to support your program into the future. Thank you!

    at 2:11 pm on May 17, 2019
  17. STEVE KOSCIUK said:

    Nice history of turbines in Wisconsin!

    at 2:34 pm on May 17, 2019
  18. Laura said:

    It just seems like a no-brainer to harness the power of wind.

    at 6:39 pm on May 17, 2019
  19. Jenny Krislov said:

    This is wonderful story! I love wind farms.

    at 1:08 am on May 19, 2019
  20. Thomas Y said:

    Yet another great MG&E story! Awesome! Thanks for your dedication to Green Power!

    at 2:24 am on May 19, 2019
  21. TOM SINCLAIR said:

    The images in this video remind me of the not-so-distant past, when practically every farm had a windmill. Who didn’t admire them then? Today’s wind turbines have a different purpose, but they still evoke the beauty and wisdom of living in harmony with nature. Wind power is a clean, lasting gift for which we should all be grateful.

    at 4:55 pm on May 20, 2019
  22. Val S. said:

    Would have hoped there would be more innovation/options 20 years later. but still happy I jumped on the wind power train. Let’s see what the next 20 years bring.

    at 8:36 pm on May 23, 2019

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