Renewable Energy - pursuing three wind farm developments along Buffalo Ridge. O'Brien County will be in the geographic center of countless wind farms in the Midwest. We have the land and infrastructure resources plus our central location will ensure the most efficient transportation and distribution times. Our goal is to promote our attractive incentive packages to attract vendor businesses and to work with our college to develop custom-designed workforce training programs.
To facilitate growth of the wind industry in Iowa, and O'Brien County, we must be competitive with other states. State incentives can be found by clicking here.
Iowa has done well by taking that first step of a renewable energy requirement, but the wind industry has greater confidence in a Renewable Portfolio Standard. A great explanation of the portfolio can be found by clicking here.