Exergy Announces New Wind Energy Plants in Idaho and Minnesota

Exergy Development Group, one of the largest independent renewable energy companies in the United States, commenced construction in November and December on 152 MW of wind power parks to be installed across Idaho and Minnesota. With Exergy’s deployment of its 400 MW Texas project in 2012, this shall bring Exergy’s total built wind farm capacity close to 800 MW in the USA.

“We have made substantial progress on the wind farm project sites in both states”. In Idaho, Exergy is installing 116 MW across Twin Falls, Lincoln and Bingham counties. The remaining 36 MW are being installed in Faribault County, Minnesota. The 152 MW produced by these wind power projects will produce the annual energy equivalent usage of approximately 40,500 residential homes.

Fagen, Inc. is Exergy’s primary EPC and Balance of Plant Contractor on the set of 7 projects. On-site Owner’s Engineer and Construction Manager is BCL & Associates, Inc.

“We have made substantial progress on the wind farm project sites in both states,” says Dustin Shively, lead Project Engineer. “By the end of 2011, foundations were poured and completed in Minnesota, and on the Idaho project sites the foundations were excavated, and the site work, roads, and grading were completed. We will begin erecting wind turbines in the second quarter of 2012 as weather permits and all sites shall be fully operational by the fall.”

Exergy has a long history in the renewable energy sector since 2001. Last year they developed and installed, in partnership with GE Capital, Atlantic Power, and Reunion Energy, the largest wind farm project in Idaho’s history. Exergy has work in progress in 17 states across the U.S. and 3 foreign countries. Exergy’s expansion into anaerobic digesters, biomass, and solar in the 2012 construction window shall add significantly to their goal of a versatile generator portfolio.