GREENS WIND FARM
Cashton has truly made a statement with having a strong business climate, mixing heritage businesses in the Village and expanding with a Business Park and utilizing renewable energy sources. Cashton has a "can do" attitude when working with current and potential businesses.
We are so proud of our efforts in growing the Village of Cashton! From the growth of our Greens Business Park with Organic Valley, to the expansion of facilities and services in our School District, to the on-going improvements throughout the community. Cashton is a place of vision and teamwork which lends it to be the perfect place to work and raise a family!
The turbines have been built and infrastructure is in place for Wisconsin’s first community wind project.
Cashton Greens Wind Farm is expected to generate nearly 5 megawatts of energy, enough to power 1,000 Cashton homes annually.
The $11 million renewable energy project is a collaborative effort of the Village of Cashton, Gundersen Health System (Envision) and Organic Valley, the nation’s largest cooperative of organic farmers.
Electricity generated from Cashton Green’s two commercial-scale turbines will flow into the Cashton power grid. The Village invested in the wind farm’s infrastructure.
As developers and owners of Cashton Greens, Organic Valley and Gundersen Envsion will receive income per kilowatt hour generated. Through a renewable energy contract with the Upper Midwest Municipal Power Agency, the two companies will buy back energy to offset their footprints.
The Cashton Greens Business Park is an innovative new development where businesses will create and utilize renewable energy from biodiesel and wind energy.
The construction of thse two massive wind turbines was something to see. You can see up close the incredible project that took place by clicking here.
Cashton continues to grow!
Organic Valley and the Village of Cashton received a $1.4 million TEA Grant from the State of Wisconsin for road improvements to State Highway 27th and the road system in the Greens Business Park.
Representing the State are Governor Scott Walker, DOT Secretary Mark Gottlieb, DACTP Secretary Ben Brancel. Other members in the presentation were Village of Cashton President Bob Amundson, State Assemblyman Lee Nerison, State Senator Jennifer Shilling, George Siemon - C-E-I-E-I-O - Organic Valley and Louise Hemstead - Senior Director of Manufacturing and Quality Assurance - Organic Valley.
The project is part of the expansion of the current Organic Valley Distribution Center and the construction of the new Office Building in the Park.