ND Wind Energy II Facts

Business Relationships:

  • Project Ownership and Operation: FPL Energy, Juno Beach, Fla.
  • Power Purchaser: Otter Tail Power Company, Fergus Falls, MN

The Site:
About 800 acres
Each turbine takes up a space 50-feet square
Turbines are spaced from 1000 feet to 2500 feet apart in X turbine strings
All turbine row wiring is underground

Turbine Information:
Total Number: 14
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. @ 32 feet long x 12 feet wide x 15 feet high

Construction: 100 workers at various times on the project
Permanent: 3-4 jobs

FPL Energy Construction Office:
519 Main Street, Edgeley

Key Dates:
Groundbreaking: June 20, 2003
Construction starts: Immediately
Project Completion: Late Fall, 2003

Project Cost:
$22 million