Forward Wind Energy Center

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Forward Wind Energy Center
Forward Wind Energy Center.jpg
Forward Wind Energy Center as viewed from Wisconsin Highway 49 near Brownsville, Wisconsin
CountryUnited States
Locationnear Brownsville, Wisconsin
Coordinates43°37′1″N 88°29′28″W / 43.61694°N 88.49111°W / 43.61694; -88.49111Coordinates: 43°37′1″N 88°29′28″W / 43.61694°N 88.49111°W / 43.61694; -88.49111
StatusOperational
Commission date2008
Owner(s)Invenergy Wind LLC
Power generation
Units operational86 General Electric 1.5sle Wind turbines
Nameplate capacity99 MW
Turbines in 2014

The Forward Wind Energy Center is a wind farm in Dodge and Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin near Brownsville, Wisconsin. The farm is planned to consist of 86 General Electric 1.5sle Wind turbines. There was significant controversy in selection of the location and delays in construction due to its proximity to Horicon National Wildlife Refuge just to the west of the site and an Air Route Surveillance Radar to the south as well as other issues.[1] "Forward" is also the motto of the State of Wisconsin.

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  1. ^ Fond du Lac Reporter. Wind Energy: Flagship of renewable resources or a pipe dream. January 14, 2008.

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