Basin Electric signs contracts for wind generation

Basin Electric signed two power purchase agreements associated with the development of two new wind power projects in North Dakota. The combined capacity is 278 MW.

The developer is Infinity Wind Power, Santa Barbara, Calif. Infinity Wind Power will be developing the Sunflower Wind Project and the Antelope Hills Wind Project.

The Sunflower Wind Project is a 106 MW project to be located in Morton County near Hebron, N.D. The Antelope Hills Wind Project is a 172 MW project to be located in Mercer County near Golden Valley, N.D.

This new wind power capacity will increase the renewable energy portion of Basin Electric’s generating portfolio, which includes waste heat, to more than 1,000 MW.

Basin Electric is a consumer-owned, regional cooperative headquartered in Bismarck, N.D. It generates and transmits electricity to 137 member rural electric systems in nine states: Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming. These member systems distribute electricity to about 2.8 million consumers.

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