Juhl Wind Begins Construction of GL Wind Energy

uhl Wind is serving as the developer and construction manager for the community wind farm estimated to cost approximately $10 million.

"The GL Wind project represents the 7th community wind project we have constructed in the past 2 years," stated Corey Juhl, Vice President of Development for Juhl Wind, Inc. "We think this level of activity is pretty much unmatched in the industry and is a direct result of the vast experience and credibility of our Juhl team. We are extremely proud of this track record and of our service to such important clients like Gunderson Lutheran."

Officials noted that GL Wind is a community wind partnership made up of Gundersen Lutheran Hospital and a local investment partner. Juhl Wind has been working with GL Wind for the past year and a half to move the project through the various development stages in order to get to the construction phase.

The GL Wind system will utilize two Clipper Windpower C96 wind turbines with a nameplate capacity of 2.5 MWs each. The wind turbines will be operated at a combined capacity of 4.95 MW in order to meet distributed generation requirements established by MISO. Juhl is coordinating contractor activities, turbine supply and commissioning during the construction phase. Once completed, the GL Wind system is expected to generate approximately 14 million clean energy kWhs per year.