April 15, 2010
Source: Basin Electric
Basin Electric said its Day County Wind Project was placed into operation. The wind farm is about 20 miles east of Groton, S.D. Day County is owned and operated by NextEra Energy Resources, Juno Beach, Fla. It has a generating capacity of 99 MW and features 66, 1.5-MW wind turbines. By April 1, East River Electric Power Cooperative, Madison, S.D., had completed the final 9.5 miles of transmission line, in addition to the existing 12-mile electric transmission system, which was necessary to connect the wind farm to the grid. On April 6, the substation and transmission line were ready to be energized.
This is the fifth agreement between Basin Electric and NextEra Energy Resources with NextEra Energy Resources building, owning and operating a large wind project and Basin Electric purchasing the electricity.