Montana-Dakota Utilities has purchased the 107.5-MW Thunder Spirit Wind from ALLETE Clean Energy.
The $220 million wind project in Hettinger, North Dakota features 43 turbines, which are now supplying power to about 35,000 homes.
“It is so rewarding to see a project of this magnitude come together to provide our customers with a low-cost source of power,” said Nicole Kivisto, president and CEO of Montana-Dakota. “We could not have finished this project in a timely manner without the dedicated work of our employees, ALLETE Clean Energy’s construction management and the construction provided by Wanzek Construction and Nordex. It was a great partnership.”
Employees of Montana-Dakota Utilities, a division of MDU Resources Group Inc., will join turbine manufacturer Nordex onsite to maintain the grounds and towers.
“I’m so impressed and grateful for the outstanding cooperation and partnership with MDU,” ALLETE Clean Energy President Eric Norberg said. “Thunder Spirit is a tremendous carbon-free energy resource in an energy-rich state and we are pleased to play a role in MDU’s delivery of renewable energy to its utility customers.”