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North Dakota panel approves proposed $153 million wind farm

The North Dakota Public Service Commission will hold hearings regarding the proposed Stark County wind farm. (Image: Duke Energy via Flickr)

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s Public Service Commission has approved a proposed $153 million wind farm and associated electric transmission line in Oliver and Morton counties. The three-member panel on Wednesday unanimously approved the project’s siting application, clearing the way for construction to start. A subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources is planning the wind farm of up to 48 turbines ...

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Work beginning on one of Minnesota’s largest solar projects

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Work starts this week on one of Minnesota’s largest solar projects. The 62-megawatt solar center being built in Lyon County will generate enough electricity to power about 15,000 homes. The facility on 355 acres near Marshall will be owned and operated by Marshall Solar, a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources in partnership with Xcel Energy. Xcel says ...

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El Paso County residents say they intend to seek injunction to halt wind farm construction


Eastern El Paso County residents say they intend to file for an injunction to try to halt the construction of a controversial wind farm project until their lawsuit is heard. Nearly 200 angry and emotional residents filled the Falcon Fire Station on Tuesday evening to learn more about a lawsuit that their neighbors filed against the El Paso County commissioners ...

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El Paso County commissioners approve wind farm changes, say views not guaranteed

Nearly 15 hours after they began, the El Paso County commissioners voted unanimously late Thursday to approve a change to a controversial wind farm project. NextEra Energy Resources, the owner of the project, plans to reroute sections of a 29-mile above-ground power line that stretches across the plains surrounding Calhan and Falcon. The commissioners approved the wind farm in 2013 ...

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Proposed wind farm project draw ire of some residents

An expansive wind farm is looming in El Paso County’s future— a project stretching south of Calhan that could put more than 100 towering wind turbines across the plains east of Colorado Springs. The project, owned by NextEra Energy Resources, has become the source of much controversy for residents who face a future of the turbines on their horizon. For ...

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Contract will allow Colorado Springs customers to buy into wind energy

Colorado Springs Utilities signed a contract with Xcel Energy last week that will allow customers to buy into wind energy coming from a wind farms in northeastern Colorado. The two-year deal will bring 20,000 megawatt hours to Colorado Springs, and could bring the utility company closer to its goal of offering 20 percent renewable energy by 2020, said Kenny Romero, ...

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Basin Electric buying power from 2 new wind farms

BISMARCK, N.D. — Basin Electric Power Cooperative has signed deals to buy power from two new wind farms in western North Dakota, the Bismarck-based utility announced Wednesday. Terms have not been disclosed. Florida-based NextEra Energy Resources is developing the Dickinson Wind Energy Center near Richardton, and Kansas-based Tradewind Energy will be developing the Lindahl Wind Project near Tioga. The Richardton ...

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