Work beginning on $300M North Dakota wind power project

Associated Press

Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy is starting construction on a 200-megawatt wind farm in southeastern North Dakota.

COURTENAY, N.D. (AP) — Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy is starting construction on a 200-megawatt wind farm in southeastern North Dakota.

The Courtenay Wind Farm near Jamestown will cost about $300 million. North Dakota's Public Service Commission in August gave Xcel Energy permission to buy the project from Geronimo Energy, which had problems securing financing.

Xcel earlier had agreed to buy all power produced from the 100-turbine wind farm that will have the capacity to power up to 105,000 homes.

KQDJ radio reports that a ground-breaking ceremony was scheduled Friday. The project should be completed next year.

Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now

Whitepapers

The Time is Right for Optimum Reliability: Capital-Intensive Industries and Asset Performance Management

Imagine a plant that is no longer at risk of a random shutdown. Imagine not worrying about losing...

Going Digital: The New Normal in Oil & Gas

In this whitepaper you will learn how Keystone Engineering, ONGC, and Saipem are using software t...

Maximizing Operational Excellence

In a recent survey conducted by PennEnergy Research, 70% of surveyed energy industry professional...

Leveraging the Power of Information in the Energy Industry

Information Governance is about more than compliance. It’s about using your information to drive ...

Latest PennEnergy Jobs

PennEnergy Oil & Gas Jobs