Adding to the list of wind projects we have provided legal services to in recent years, CWPB helped secure final town approval for a new wind project in Dane County last week. The new project is owned by Epic Systems, a Madison-based medical software company, and will significantly expand the company’s existing portfolio of renewable energy generation that also includes the largest solar energy system in the state.
The ten-megawatt project was initially proposed by EcoEnergy in 2007 as the EcoDane Wind Project. CWPB attorneys assisted EcoEnergy in obtaining county and town approvals, securing land rights, and in other areas of project development. This month, assisted The Morse Group, the current project developer with offices in Beloit, in obtaining final approval from the Town of Springfield.
The project will be located northwest of Madison and will be visible from taller buildings in downtown Madison, including the state capitol. This is the fourth wind project CWPB has helped develop in Wisconsin and the second community-based wind project in the state. CWPB has also assisted developers in several other proposed projects in the state.
CWPB assisted in developing the first wind project in Wisconsin in 1999, located in Kewaunee County. More recently, CWPB represented Emerging Energies of Wisconsin in the development of the 20-megawatt Shirley Wind Project near Green Bay, constructed in 2010. CWPB also represented CROPP Cooperative and Gundersen Lutheran Health System in the development of the five-megawatt Cashton Greens Project near La Crosse, constructed earlier this year.
For more on the new wind project, see the story published in the Wisconsin State Journal.