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Allete Clean Energy to build 100-megawatt wind farm

Published: Mar 16 2017
Photo Courtesy The Bismarck Tribune

Allete Clean Energy plans to build a 100-megawatt wind farm in Morton and Mercer counties in North Dakota that will supply electricity to Xcel Energy under a signed power purchase agreement, according to a statement released today.

Under development since 2011, the Clean Energy 1 project located north of Glen Ullin has been permitted by the North Dakota Public Service Commission and has landowner agreements in place. Allete Clean Energy reports that construction is expected to begin in 2018 under a 20-year power purchase agreement between Allete Clean Energy and Xcel Energy. The project will be built with the latest wind turbine technology to maximize production and is expected to be complete in 2019. 

“We are excited to partner with Xcel Energy to deliver additional low-cost wind resources to serve their customers," said Allan S. Rudeck Jr., president of Allete Clean Energy. “We will work closely with area landowners, county officials and state regulators as we harness North Dakota’s world-class wind resources.”


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