Basin Electric buying power from 2 new wind farms

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Basin Electric Power Cooperative has signed deals to buy power from two new wind farms in North Dakota.

The Bismarck-based utility says the combined generating capacity is 300 megawatts, enough to power about 300,000 homes. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed.

Florida-based NextEra Energy Resources (NYSE: NEE) is developing the Dickinson Wind Energy Center near Richardton, and Kansas-based Tradewind Energy will be developing the Lindahl Wind Project near Tioga. Both wind farms will be in western North Dakota.

Basin Electric supplies electricity to 137 member rural electric systems in Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming. Those member systems distribute electricity to about 2.8 million consumers.

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