ND Wind Energy I Facts

Business Relationships:

  • Project Ownership and Operation: FPL Energy, Juno Beach, Florida
  • Power Purchaser: Basin Electric Power Cooperative
  • Local Cooperative: Dakota Valley Electric Cooperative
  • Transmission: Central Power Electric Cooperative/Western Area Power Authority

The Site:
About 2,700 acres
Each turbine takes up a space 50-feet square
Turbines are spaced from 1000 feet to 2500 feet apart in 8 turbine strings
All turbine row wiring is underground

Turbine Information:
Total Number:
Total Output (Capacity): 1.5 megawatts
Manufacturer: General Electric
Height: Completed 330 feet from base to tip of extended blade
Blades: 110 feet
Nacelle: (Where the generator is) 120,000 lbs. at 32 feet long x 12 feet wide x 15 feet high.

 100 workers at various times on the project
Permanent: 3-4 jobs
Construction Contractor: Bids being finalized

Key Dates:
 May 22, 2003
Construction Starts: End of May
Project Completion: Late Fall, 2003

Project Cost:
$40 million