Minnesota wind enters operations

Two wind energy farms in Minnesota developed by Juhl Wind Inc. have started commercial operation.

The Adams and Danielson wind farms, both with a generating capacity of 20 MW, began commercial operations on March 9, 2011.

Each of the wind farms uses 12 Alstom ECO 86 wind turbines, supplied through a contract worth around $60 million. The contract includes supply, transportation, installation support commissioning and five years of turbine maintenance services. JPM Capital Corp, a unit of JPMorgan Chase & Co., financed the projects.

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