Wind turbine standing in field

Fond du Lac County Wind Energy

When asked about wind energy in Fond du Lac County and Wisconsin statewide, Sherrie Gruder, Sustainable Design Specialist and Energy Specialist at the University of Wisconsin-Extension, provided this interesting information: In total Wisconsin has 461 wind turbines that supply 746 MW of power. Our part of the state has an excellent wind resource given the Niagara Escarpment. […]

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Science and Energy Conservation Strategies

In June 2012, Diana Hammer Tscheschlok attended an in-service with UW-Extension colleagues to learn the latest climate science and energy conservation strategies. As a result of this workshop, she is infusing more climate science into her work in Fond du Lac County. While climate change is a global phenomenon, there are many impactful ways to […]

a full-size white refridgerator

NEW: Refrigerator and Freezer Recycling

WI Focus on Energy has just announced a new progam in which they will come to your house to pick up working, older refrigerators and freezers for recycling.  You will receive $30 for each appliance (limit 2 per customer per year).  This is a fantastic opportunity to get rid of appliances that are costing you […]

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Wind Energy

(photo credit: Mike Rankin) Did you know Fond du Lac County currently has more wind turbines than any other county in WI? Alliant Energy’s Cedar Ridge Wind Farm in the Towns of Eden & Empire (41 turbines, 68MW, 17,000 homes powered per year) Invenergy‘s Forward Wind Energy Project in the Towns of Byron & Oakfield […]