Green Bay utility plans Minnesota wind farm

Posted on March 16, 2008. Filed under: Wind |

From an article by in the Green Bay Press-Gazette:

Wisconsin Public Service Corp. plans to build a wind farm in Minnesota that could help it achieve its renewable energy requirements. WPS said Friday it signed a letter of intent with High Country Energy LLC to acquire a portion of a wind project in Dodge and Olmsted counties, just west of Rochester, Minn.

Wisconsin utilities are required by state law to increase their renewable energy portfolio 2 percentage points by 2010 and to have 10 percent of their electricity supplied from renewable sources by 2015.

The agreement Friday could provide WPS with up to 150 megawatts of wind-generated electricity, about half of the planned park’s capacity.

The Green Bay-based utility is also in negotiations for 99 megawatts of electricity from an Iowa wind farm.

“Assuming Iowa comes to fruition, this would enable us to be nicely prepared for the next step-up in 2015,” said Charles Severance, WPS general manager for renewable resources.


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