Minnesota Power Wind Energy Project Complete

By KBJR News 1

Credit: Minnesota Power

Minnesota Power Wind Energy Project Complete

December 19, 2012 Updated Nov 5, 2013 at 6:25 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- A project by Minnesota Power to help bring more clean energy to the Northland is finally complete.

The company completed the final phases of the Bison Wind Energy Center. The center in North Dakota is now operational.

It took one year to complete the Bison 2 and 3 which was started in 2012.

The Bison 2 and 3 consist of 70 wind turbine generators that are capable of producing three megawatts of electric power by way of direct-drive turbines manufactured by Siemens AG.

The turbines sit atop 265-foot towers in south-central North Dakota.

The project will help phase out coal energy consumption and will allow the utility company to now get 20% of their power from a renewable mix.

The project has been in the works since 2010 and puts Minnesota Power well on it's way to reaching state goals that require utilities to receive 25% of their power from renewable sources by 2025.

Since 2005, Minnesota Power has been rebalancing it's energy supply mix in ways that are smart, sensible and sustainable for customers and the environment.

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