North Dakota Coops Dedicate Wind Project, Green Power Offering
North Dakota rural electric cooperatives dedicated two new wind turbines on November 6th for a new green power program. The turbines cost a total of $2.9 million and have a combined rated capacity of 2.6 MW. Two rural electric cooperativesCentral Electric Power and Basin Electric Powerdeveloped the project located near Minot, about 100 miles north of Bismarck.
Power from the turbines will be sold as part of the Prairie Winds Green Power program. Customers of 50 of Basin Electric's 124-member system can purchase wind-generated electricity in 100-kWh blocks at $3 per block. An air base near Minot will purchase a significant portion of the new project's output. For more details about the project, see the Basin Electric news release.
Source: November 8, 2002, issue of Wind Energy Weekly.