High Prarie Wind Farm construction to begin in coming months
KIRKSVILLE, Mo. —
In just a few months, work will be underway to construct a large wind farm in northeast Missouri.
Last May, a company called Terra-Gen and Ameren Missouri announced plans to build the state's largest wind farm in Adair and Schuyler counties.
The project has been dubbed the High Prairie Wind Farm.
Last week, a representative from Terra-Gen was in the area updating residents and county officials on the project.
Glenn Smith, with Terra-Gen, says construction on the High Prairie Wind Farm project is slated to start this summer, with commercial operation expected in mid-to-late 2020.
"We will actually start to see grading and clearing work taking place on the land that is leased for turbine sites, we will see turbine foundations being poured later this year, and then in 2020 is when we will start to see the components, the wind turbine components being delivered."
In the beginning stages of the project, gravel roads surrounding the leased land will be improved to make them accessible for the equipment and concrete trucks that will be coming through.
After that, foundations will be built and the cables that interconnect the wind towers will be installed.
This project calls for a total of 175 wind turbines.