Wind Energy Plants in Minnesota & Wisconsin
Operator: Juhl Wind Inc
Configuration: 12 X 1.65-MW ECO 86
T/G supplier: Alstom
EPC: Juhl Wind, Alstom
Quick facts: On 9 Mar 2011, the Adams and Danielson wind farms in Meeker County were declared in commercial operation. The two sister projects represent an investment of about $60 and were financed by JPM Capital Corp, a subsidiary of JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Photograph courtesy of Alstom
Operator: Great River Energy
Configuration: 9 X 660-kW
T/G supplier: Vestas
EPC: enXco Photograph by Great River Energy
Posted 9 Jan 2002
Operator: NextEra Energy
Configuration: 138 X 750-kW Z-750
T/G supplier: Zond
Photograph courtesy of Enron Wind Corp
Operator: FPL Energy
Configuration: 20 X 1.5-kW 1.5s
T/G supplier: Enron Wind Corp
Quick facts: In Apr 2001, Alliant Energy announced an agreement with FPL Energy to purchase wind generation from the Montfort wind farm in Iowa County. This is the largest wind facility in Wisconsin with 215ft wind turbines. These occupy 2ac of a 3,200ac site.
Photograph courtesy of Alliant Energy
Operator: Xcel Energy
Configuration: 134 X 1.5-MW
T/G supplier: GE Wind
EPC: enXco, Mortenson
Quick facts:Nobles is the second wind farm in Minnesota owned by Xcel Energy, and was the third largest wind project in Minnesota at completion. The project spans a stretch of farm fields approximately 6mi long and 8mi in southern Minnesotanear the cities of Worthington and Reading. The wind turbines are equipped with variable pitch blades and cold-weather tolerant equipment to enable operation in below-zero temperatures.
Photograph courtesy of Xcel Energy
Operator: Danmar & Associates
Configuration: 6 X 1.25-MW S64
T/G supplier: Suzlon
Photograph courtesy of Suzlon Wind Energy
Operator: Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency
Configuration: 2 X 950-kW NM54
T/G supplier: Micon
Quick facts: The project cost about $2.1mn.
Photograph courtesy of Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency
Operator: PPM Energy
Configuration: 67 X 1.5 MW 1.5s
WTG supplier: GE Wind Energy
EPC: Keith Cos
Quick facts: The TAWF is one of the United States' first commercial-scale, community-developed wind farms. It is situated on 8,900ac of farm land and was launched by a coalition of 43 landowners in Jackson and Martin counties responding to a 2003 Great River Energy RFP. Landowners benefit from revenue participation, as well as from traditional easement payments and production tax revenues for Jackson and Martin counties are expected to range from $350,000-$400,000 annually.
Photograph courtesy of ScottishPower
Operator: Uilk WInd Farm LLC
Configuration: 3 X 1.5 MW GW77
WTG supplier: Goldwind
Quick facts: This was the first Goldwind wind farm in the USA. The developer was Southwest Wind Consulting LLC. The direct-drive WTGs are installed near Pipestone MN.
Photograph courtesy of Goldwind
Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data BaseUpdated 27-Apr-2014