By Terry Kovarik
Work crews have started dismantling 14 windmills owned by Wisconsin Public Service in Kewaunee County. The wind farm located near Pheasant Road and County Highway P was shut down at the end of September. Town of Lincoln Chairman Cory Cochart says the closing of the wind farm means the township will see a slight financial loss that will add up over time.
Plans originally called for the Town of Lincoln wind farm to operate through 2029. WPS Senior Communications Specialist Matt Cullen says the decision to close down the operation early was based on operational costs versus newer green technologies.
WPS expects to have all the wind towers dismantled by January 1, 2019. Another wind farm in the Town of Lincoln and Red River operated by Madison Gas and Electric remains in operation.