Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer was in Delaware County on Monday afternoon to tour the Elk Wind Farm north of Greeley.
President Donald Trump had recently criticized wind energy, so Finkenauer felt it was important to make a visit.
RPM Access owns the seventeen wind turbines located between Greeley and Edgewood. Their staff met with Congresswoman Finkenauer to discuss the story of their operation. They also gave her a tour of the inside of wind turbine. Kirk Kraft is the developer with RPM Access and also works with the Iowa Wind Energy Association. He and Kevin Lehs, Elk Wind Energy’s project manager, told KMCH they appreciated the Congresswoman’s visit.
Local economic development officials were also on hand, explaining the benefits wind energy has brought to local towns and Delaware County.
We’ll have more on that in Wednesday’s KMCH Local News.
photo courtesy of Janelle Tucker/KMCH