Saratoga

Winning with wind

Welcome to Saratoga, Iowa, home to MGE’s newest and largest wind farm.

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  1. Edith T. said:

    Sounds like a win-win all the way around.

    at 7:06 pm on October 3, 2019
  2. Alex Z said:

    Glad to see the mutual benefits of expanding the renewable energy base to both the people of Madison as well as the saratoga community.

    at 7:11 pm on October 3, 2019
  3. Alan Sweet said:

    A valuable step towards a cleaner future in a cleaner environment. Wind turbines are a beautiful addition to the countryside’s landscape. Thank you, Greernpower!

    at 7:13 pm on October 3, 2019
  4. Scott Bloedorn said:

    Great work, MG&E!

    at 7:14 pm on October 3, 2019
  5. Anita A Faulkner said:

    Wow…47,000 homes can be powered by the amount of clean electricity produced by this wind farm. Very impressive!

    at 7:20 pm on October 3, 2019
  6. Steve Walter said:

    Another way to make my energy greener. Great to see forward thinking farmers.

    at 7:21 pm on October 3, 2019
  7. Praneeth said:

    Nice to have more of these coming up

    at 7:22 pm on October 3, 2019
  8. Adam Frost said:

    That is a very well produced video with great information. I would love it if some version of this played often as a TV commercial to help change people’s minds about clean energy. There is a lot of misinformation out there about clean energy.

    at 7:22 pm on October 3, 2019
  9. Jane said:

    It was fun to see how the “from the ground up” aspects of wind power fall into place. It was informative to hear the economic aspects of these wind farms especially for those who are leasing their land the communities in which the farms get built. I had no idea how much power can be generated by one wind turbine, but after the video I could get some picture of how 33 turbines can give output to provide power to 47,000 households. I would also find it of interest how MG&E select sites.

    at 7:33 pm on October 3, 2019
  10. Stan said:

    Great use of a renewable resource. Bring on the wind!

    at 7:39 pm on October 3, 2019
  11. Ross DePaola said:

    What a great video! So well done! Wind and solar are now cheaper to operate than coal and gas and that doesn’t include the benefits to local communities and the environment. With more successful projects like this, the costs will come down further. There will be an inflection point where it makes financial sense to shutter all existing coal plants. Go MGE!

    at 7:55 pm on October 3, 2019
  12. Barb Brown said:

    Glad the farmers are getting some payment!

    at 8:08 pm on October 3, 2019
  13. Amy said:

    I just drove through this area on my way back from a trip west. Too bad I didn’t know those were “our” turbines I was driving past. I also noticed lots of smaller solar installations at businesses and communities along the way. Hoping there will be more and more of that in Wisconsin also.

    at 8:14 pm on October 3, 2019
  14. Marcus Cohen said:

    Going in the right direction!

    at 8:30 pm on October 3, 2019
  15. Peggy Hatfield said:

    As others have mentioned, I am grateful to these folks in IA who are participating in this program to generate electricity from wind. Great to learn the program also helps these communities improve their tax base.

    at 8:30 pm on October 3, 2019
  16. Millard Susman said:

    Great! The sooner we can we can achieve 100% carbon-free energy generation, the better. We have an endangered planet!

    at 9:21 pm on October 3, 2019
  17. Nick Wirth said:

    Glad to see the farmers getting a helping hand

    at 9:24 pm on October 3, 2019
  18. Nick Wirth said:

    Great secondary use of the land.

    at 9:25 pm on October 3, 2019
  19. Bob C said:

    I am so impressed with the Advancements, Commitment to green technology that MG&E has been implementing for so many years. Think how far behind we would be if MG&E were just now starting to implement green tech into the coal and gas industry., Which in turn saves the PLANET, How many tons of carbon have been saved from going into the air? Thank you MG&E for taking a risk all those years ago… Bob C

    at 10:04 pm on October 3, 2019
  20. Jo Nord said:

    Stewards of the Land, indeed! Thanks!

    at 5:49 pm on October 3, 2019
  21. Val S said:

    Love the options for sustainable, renewable energy.

    at 9:07 am on October 4, 2019
  22. Eric said:

    Cool! Keep building them!

    at 10:42 am on October 4, 2019
  23. Jane Dennis said:

    Steward of the land, community development/maintenance; by the way, power

    at 10:42 am on October 4, 2019
  24. Angela Oliver said:

    Good information. Now that parts of wind turbines are wearing out and being replaced due to normal lifespan, there needs to be a process of how to dispose of or reuse the giant parts.

    at 10:51 am on October 5, 2019
  25. Paul Miller said:

    Thank you, MGE, for your commitment to clean energy. This video points out the multiplier effect of investment on all the economic partners involved. Good work!

    at 5:09 pm on October 6, 2019
  26. Michelle Buerger said:

    It’s great to see how the agriculture and clean energy industries can work together to help each other.

    at 10:44 am on October 7, 2019
  27. Marie Weber said:

    I’m especially glad that it helps the farmers.

    at 8:50 pm on October 9, 2019

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