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Project Location:
The Rock Creek Wind Project is located approximately 60 miles North of St. Joseph, Missouri, off I-29 in Atchison County, Missouri.

Project Interconnection:
The project will interconnect to either the 345 kV MINT transmission line located in Atchison County just south of the Rock Creek project area or the Aquila 161 kV transmission line in Nodaway County.

Project Size:
300-400 MW

Project Turbines:
GE 1.5 turbine or similar, subject to final engineering.

Landowners and Acreage Involved:
More than 100 landowners and over 30,000 acres currently represent the Rock Creek project area.

Utility Buyers:
The power produced by Rock Creek Wind Project will be sold to Missouri regulated and non-regulated utility companies.

Project Developer:
The developer of the Rock Creek Wind Project is TradeWind Energy, LLC (“TradeWind”), which is headquartered in Lenexa, Kansas. The senior managers of TradeWind have a combined 80 years experience in the independent power development business including acquisitions and project development across the United States, Europe, Canada, and the Caribbean, as well as significant regulated utility experience.

Key Project Attributes:

  1. When completed, Rock Creek will produce enough power for approximately 120,000 Missouri homes.
  2. The Rock Creek Wind project is one of the most energetic wind development sites in Missouri.
  3. Of the 30,000 acres under option, the project will only take approximately 150 acres of land out of service, including all land for roads, turbine foundations, and maintenance buildings. 
  4. The project is expected to have no material effect on any Threatened and Endangered species of birds or animals based on third party studies commissioned by TradeWind Energy.
  5. Some 100 landowners will be participating and collecting royalty payments from the project once all phases are completed.
  6. The project will utilize significant local labor and materials for its construction and operations and will generate significant economic benefits to the local community.
  7. The project fits well with the surrounding area in terms of the existing infrastructure and commercial activities and enjoys broad community support.
  8. The Rock Creek project, when completed, will offset approximately 900,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year, 3,000 tons of NOx per year, and 4,000 tons of SO2 per year.

 


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