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August 13, 2003

Minnesota Utility to Build a 100-Megawatt Wind Power Plant

Great River Energy, a cooperative power supplier in Minnesota, announced last week that it is negotiating with Trimont Area Wind Farm, LLC to develop a 100-megawatt wind power project in southwestern Minnesota. As noted by Minnesotans for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ME3), Trimont Area Wind Farm, LLC is a corporation formed by farmers who plan to develop the wind project on their own land. As such, the project will be the largest landowner-owned wind energy project to date. As the name implies, the wind project will be located near the town of Trimont in Martin and Jackson counties, near the southern border of Minnesota. See the press releases from Great River Energy and ME3.