Project overview


184.5 MW wind energy


Enough clean energy to power nearly 80,000 Mississippi homes annually


Tunica County, MS

Project details

  • 14,000 acres of privately-held agricultural land

  • Dual-use operation, located on agricultural land that continues to be used for farming rice, soybeans, corn and wheat under and around the turbines.

  • AES is the long-term owner and operator of the facility

Project timeline

  • Construction                           2023-2024

  • Operations                              April 2024

Pictured is AES’ Delta wind farm under construction in June 2023

Economic and environmental benefits

We believe in being a good neighbor, ensuring responsible clean energy development that benefits both the environment and local communities without burdening existing infrastructure.


535,750 MWh

Carbon-free electricity generated each year, improving air quality and reducing CO2 emissions

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Tens of millions of dollars

Generated in tax revenue for Tunica County and the school district over the life of the project. Local schools will receive more than 48% of the tax revenue.

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Nearly 300 jobs

Created during peak construction for Tunica County

Clean energy benefits local communities

  • Long-term tax revenue to counties, towns and school districts
  • Job creation during construction and operation
  • Landowner income diversification, keeping land in the family
  • Local economic stimulus during construction
  • Affordable, reliable, locally produced clean energy
  • Improved air quality and reduced CO2 emissions
  • Social impact funding to area community organizations and non-profits
  • Non-permanent development and low-impact construction that ensures land can be sensitively restored to pre-project conditions at the end of the project’s life

Best practices in responsible and sustainable development

At AES, safety is our highest priority, and we’ve focused on improving lives for more than 40 years. As a leading innovator in energy solutions, sustainability is core to both our strategy and our culture. We are committed to responsible land use and incorporating sustainable best practices into the entire project lifecycle, contributing to building a domestic circular renewables economy and reducing foreign dependence

Environmental and technical studies

We conduct a series of studies that ensure our projects are thoughtfully and responsibly designed. AES designed the project to comply with the Tunica County Zoning Ordinance, and to adhere to the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s wind energy wildlife guidelines to identify, avoid, minimize and compensate for any potential adverse impacts to wildlife resources thought to be at risk from energy development.

Partnering with communities for the future of energy

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