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North Dakota commission approves wind farm

The North Dakota Public Service Commission has approved a wind farm project that would bring up to 123 wind turbines to the southern part of the state. NextEra Energy Resources plans to build the Emmons-Logan Wind Energy Center on about 28,000 acres northeast of Linton. The wind farm will have a capacity of nearly 300 … Continue reading North Dakota commission approves wind farm

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Natural Power advises on New Frontier Wind farm in North Dakota

Natural Power has provided the finance-grade energy yield analysis (EYA) and associated reliance letter for Capital Power Corporation’s 99MW New Frontier Wind Project in McHenry County, North Dakota. Jim Adams, President of Natural Power North America, said: “It’s fantastic to be involved in a project of this scale which underpins the continued growth of the … Continue reading Natural Power advises on New Frontier Wind farm in North Dakota

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Vestas sells first V120-2.0 MW turbines in North America with 138 MW order from Xcel Energy

Xcel Energy Inc., the U.S.’s leading utility wind provider, has placed the first V120-2.0 MW order in North America for the 138 MW Foxtail wind project in North Dakota. The V120-2.0 MW offers the 2 MW platform’s longest blades and the order marks another step forward in rotor length for the platform that has been … Continue reading Vestas sells first V120-2.0 MW turbines in North America with 138 MW order from Xcel Energy

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American Wind Action Launches North Dakota Campaign to Urge Continued Support for American Wind Jobs

American Wind Action (AWA) launched a statewide campaign in North Dakota to engage the public and encourage the North Dakota congressional delegation to recognize the benefits of wind energy, as well as support efforts to protect its 5,000 local jobs and contribution to the local economy. AWA will air a series of TV, radio and … Continue reading American Wind Action Launches North Dakota Campaign to Urge Continued Support for American Wind Jobs

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4 MW platform expands its reach in world’s second largest wind market with 100 MW order in the United States

Capital Power (TSX: CPX) has placed a firm and unconditional order for 29 V126-3.45 MW turbines for the New Frontier Wind Project, expanding Vestas’ 4 MW platform into North Dakota. The order is Capital Power’s second onshore wind development project in the U.S. and an example of the 4 MW platform’s successful introduction to the … Continue reading 4 MW platform expands its reach in world’s second largest wind market with 100 MW order in the United States

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Enel’s Lindahl wind farm kicks off in North Dakota

Enel Green Power North America has started commercial operations at the 150MW Lindahl wind farm in North Dakota. The $220m project is owned by EGPNA Renewable Energy Partners, a joint venture between Enel Green Power North America and GE Energy Financial Services. Electricity and related renewable credits from the wind farm are being sold under a long-term power purchase agreement to the Basin Electric Power Cooperative. Enel Green Power North America head Rafael Gonzalez said: “We … Continue reading Enel’s Lindahl wind farm kicks off in North Dakota

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EDF RE, Otter sign agreement for Merricourt wind farm

EDF Renewable Energy and Otter Tail Power Company today announced the signing of an Asset Purchase Agreement by which EDF RE will construct the 150 megawatt (MW) Merricourt Wind Project. Upon completion, the wind project will be turned over to Otter Tail Power Company. The transaction closing is subject to conditions precedent. Merricourt Wind Project, … Continue reading EDF RE, Otter sign agreement for Merricourt wind farm

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Wind farm dedicated in northern North Dakota

Officials have dedicated a $250 million wind farm in northern North Dakota that was more than a dozen years in the making. Xcel Energy’s Border Winds Farm north of Rolla has 75 turbines spread across 30 square miles of farmland. It employs 11 people and can produce 150 megawatts of electricity — enough to power … Continue reading Wind farm dedicated in northern North Dakota

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Wind power helps a North Dakota community thrive

It’s easy to take our agricultural community for granted. Most Americans live far removed from their food sources, and out of sight can mean out of mind. But the people who feed the country don’t have it easy. Farmers and ranchers across the U.S. often face challenges beyond their control—from too much rain to too … Continue reading Wind power helps a North Dakota community thrive

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North Dakota in the midst of a wind energy boom

While the oil boom in North Dakota may be over, the recent wind boom could be here to stay. In the past decade, there have been more than 400 wind turbines placed on the western side of the state with an additional 550 proposed to be constructed by 2018. The North Dakota Public Service Commission … Continue reading North Dakota in the midst of a wind energy boom

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Enel begins construction of 150MW Lindahl wind farm in North Dakota

Enel Green Power North America (EGPNA), a unit of Italy’s Enel, has begun construction of the $220 million, 150-megawatt (MW) Lindahl wind project in North Dakota, Kallanish Energy reports. Enel’s first project in North Dakota, the wind farm is designed to generate roughly 625 gigawatt-hours of electricity annually to meet the power needs of more … Continue reading Enel begins construction of 150MW Lindahl wind farm in North Dakota

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Wind power in North Dakota: Vestas receives first order from Xcel Energy for 200 MW wind farm

The order consists of 100 V100-2.0 MW of which Vestas has installed more than 3 GW across the globe.   Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order in the United States for 100 V100-2.0 MW turbines to power the Courtenay wind power plant in Stutsman County, North Dakota. The order, placed by Xcel Energy … Continue reading Wind power in North Dakota: Vestas receives first order from Xcel Energy for 200 MW wind farm

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Wind energy in North Dakota: wind farm shows made-in-USA credentials of industry

Over half the value of U.S. wind farms is now made-in-the-USA. This means that tens of thousands of well-paid American workers are the ones creating these power sources in over 500 factories in 43 states. For example, a recently completed 205 MW expansion to the Bison Wind Energy Center in North Dakota by Minnesota Power … Continue reading Wind energy in North Dakota: wind farm shows made-in-USA credentials of industry

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Minnesota Power Expands Wind Energy Portfolio to More Than 500 Megawatts with Completion of Bison Wind Farm

Minnesota Power has completed commissioning on the latest phase of its Bison Wind Energy Center. The 205-megawatt expansion makes it the largest wind farm in North Dakota and ranks Minnesota Power as one of America’s top-10 wind power-owning electric utilities.   All 64 wind turbines within the 35-square-mile boundaries of Bison 4 are now generating … Continue reading Minnesota Power Expands Wind Energy Portfolio to More Than 500 Megawatts with Completion of Bison Wind Farm

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Basin Electric signs contracts for wind energy generation

Basin Electric has signed two power purchase agreements associated with the development of two new wind power projects in North Dakota. The combined capacity is 300 megawatts (MW).   The developers are a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC Juno Beach, FL, and Tradewind Energy, Lenexa, KS. NextEra Energy Resources will be developing the Dickinson … Continue reading Basin Electric signs contracts for wind energy generation

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Wind power in USA: Nordex to build large-scale wind farm with 43 N100/2500 wind turbines

Nordex SE has been awarded a contract for the delivery of 43 N100/2500 wind turbines plus a service contract for a period of at least five years. The “Thunder Spirit” wind energy project has already qualified under the applicable production tax credit system and has signed a power purchase agreement with a regional utility. The … Continue reading Wind power in USA: Nordex to build large-scale wind farm with 43 N100/2500 wind turbines

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RES Americas secures wind energy project financing for the Border Winds and Pleasant Valley Wind Power Projects

Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. (RES Americas), a leader in the development and construction of wind, solar, transmission, and energy storage projects in the Americas, is pleased to announce it has reached financial close of a $222 million construction loan for the 150 MW Border Winds Project in Rolette County, North Dakota and a $286 … Continue reading RES Americas secures wind energy project financing for the Border Winds and Pleasant Valley Wind Power Projects

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North Dakota approves 110 MW wind energy

The North Dakota Public Service Commission has approved a 110 megawatt wind energy project in the state proposed by Infinity Wind Power.   The renewable energy developer plans to build the $180 million Sunflower wind project in Stark and Morton counties of North Dakota. Infinity expects the farm will either be equipped with 55 wind … Continue reading North Dakota approves 110 MW wind energy

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RES Americas announces notice to proceed for Border Winds wind power project

Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. (RES Americas), a leader in the development and construction of wind, solar, transmission, and energy storage projects in North America, is pleased to announce it has received notice to proceed (NTP) for construction on the Border Winds Project in Roulette County, North Dakota. RES Americas is the developer and engineering, … Continue reading RES Americas announces notice to proceed for Border Winds wind power project

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