150 MW Wind Energy Center Proposed In N.D.


The North Dakota Public Service Commission (PSC) is holding a public hearing regarding a proposal to construct the 150 MW Brady II Wind Energy Center in Hettinger and Stark counties.

Brady Wind II LLC, a wholly owned, indirect subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources LLC, has submitted an application for a permit for the project and associated facilities.

All 72 turbines would be located in Hettinger County, and the facilities proposed, to be located in Stark County, are limited to underground electrical collection systems and cabling. Additional facilities include access roads, electrical collection systems and cabling, and meteorological evaluation towers.

The PSC says the total cost of the wind farm is estimated at $243 million. The project would be located adjacent to the southern boundary of the proposed Brady Wind Energy Center, which is currently under consideration by the PSC. The transmission line proposed to serve this center would also serve this second project.

The project area would encompass approximately 20,317 acres, and the permanent structures would occupy approximately 74 acres during operation, the commission says.

The public hearing will be held June 7 at 9 a.m. at Memorial Hall in New England, N.D. The PSC says anyone with concerns, questions or support/opposition for the project is encouraged to attend.

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