The wind farm will be capable of generating enough power (approximately 600 million kilowatt-hours annually) to serve about 60,000 homes.
WEA anticipates moving forward on several development milestones including evaluation of 5 years of meteorological data, permitting, interconnection and PPA negotiations over the coming months. This wind turbines project is one of several in WEA’s project pipeline, initiated by the current management team prior to joining WEA in November of 2009.
"With our request for interconnection to Black Hills Power, we are able to advise shareholders and other interested parties that our Weston Wind I project, which will be sited on a recently leased 10,000+ acre privately-owned ranch, is proceeding satisfactorily and as contemplated by the Company," said Brian Hill, CDO of WEA.
Wind Energy America Inc.: WEA is one of the few publicly traded companies exclusively operating and developing renewable, utility scale, wind energy.
Through wholly-owned subsidiaries, WEA owns developer’s interests in three wind farms on Buffalo Ridge in southwest Minnesota which contain 79 wind turbines totaling 53.46 MW.
WEA has commissioned 2.0 MW of its 4.0 MW project in Osceola County, Iowa. It expects to commission the remaining 2.0 MW and its 1.6 MW project in Lincoln County, Minnesota in the next few months.
WEA has two other active requests for interconnection of new wind energy generation facilities in Minnesota, in addition to Weston Wind I. The Company also continues its work assessing the feasibility of various wind power project opportunities throughout the U.S.