By Editors of Power Engineering
EDF Renewable Energy has signed an agreement with Otter Tail Power Company to sell the 150-MW Merricourt Wind Project.
Once the EDF finishes developing the wind development by 2019, Otter Tail will take ownership and use the energy to power 65,000 of its customers’ homes. A purchase price was not disclosed.
Merricourt is being developed in McIntosh and Dickey Counties in North Dakota, and will include 75 Vestas V110-2.0MW wind turbines.
“We are excited to be partnering with Otter Tail Power Company to deliver competitively priced, clean energy to OTPC’s customers through the Merricourt Wind Project,” said Ryan Pfaff, Executive Vice President at EDF Renewable Energy. “The project will also provide an economic boost to the North Dakota economy, through new construction and operations jobs, expanded tax base, and recurring, long-term income for participating landowners.”
The purchase will allow Otter Tail to generate 28 percent of its energy from wind, up from 19 percent now.