Thunder Spirit recently emerged from a 5-year Midwest ISO (MISO) study process of 7,800 MW of North Dakota-Montana interconnection applications as the winning project with its unique attributes of both having almost no electric transmission system upgrade requirements and being located in one of the highest wind energy resource areas in MISO.
This combination results in uniquely superior economic attributes of the Thunder Spirit wind farm project, which has the ability to supply green, renewable energy at the lowest cost to utilities and their ratepayers.
"With our recently announced $20 million financing for Thunder Spirit, we are eager to continue our ongoing discussions regarding a Power Purchase Agreement and permitting in order to get the project construction ready within the next few months," commented Dr. Ingo Stuckmann, Wind Works’ President and CEO. "Based on my experience developing the 180 MW Tatanka wind farm in North Dakota that became operational in 2008, we expect to start construction in 2012."
Wind power resource in North Dakota is one of the highest resource in the Midwest ISO power market, which includes States such as North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Illinois;
— Wind Power Project qualified and entered the Definitive Planning Phase with the grid operator Midwest ISO in March 2010;
— Midwest ISO Queue position G752 for 150 MW; — Power Purchase Agreement discussions ongoing;
— Construction costs are estimated at $300 Million.
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