VIDEO: Xcel Energy’s Courtenay Wind Farm Goes Online


By Editors of Power Engineering
Xcel Energy today announced the completion of the Courtenay Wind Farm near Courtenay, North Dakota. The 200-MW project is now online and capable of generating enough electricity to power about 105,000 homes.
Spread across nearly 25,000 acres, each of the project’s 100 turbines can generate 2 MW of power via blades with 328-foot sweep diameters. Tower hubs are at 262 feet.
The installation also includes a 17-mile, 115-kV overhead transmission line that connects the wind farm to the existing Otter Tail Power substation. The new Courtenay collection substation was energized last September, with eight circuits servicing the new wind turbines.

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