ND regulators approve $200M wind energy project

ND regulators approve $200M wind energy project; may use larger, more efficient turbines

Associated Press

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- North Dakota regulators have approved a new $200 million wind energy project in western North Dakota.

The project is being developed by Allete Clean Energy. It will have as many as 50 wind turbines. They'll be spread over about 19 square miles north of Glen Ullin in Morton and Mercer counties.

North Dakota's Public Service Commission gave the project a construction permit Wednesday. Commissioner Kevin Cramer says the company will have to file detailed plans about the location of the wind turbines before any building can take place.

Allete Clean Energy is part of the Allete Inc. company in Duluth, Minn. Allete already has one operating wind farm in southwestern North Dakota, and the company is building two others.

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