Edison Mission Energy (EME) has begun construction of its 10th wind project in Minnesota, the 30 MW Community Wind North project, in the southwestern part of the state.
All of the electricity produced by the project will be sold under a 20-year power purchase agreement to Xcel Energy's Northern States Power Co. The project is scheduled for completion by mid-2011.
The project, which was jointly developed by Southwest Wind Consulting LLC, the Community Energy Developers Board and Lincoln County Enterprise Development, received a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Community Wind North is located in Lincoln County and will be powered by 12 2.5 MW Clipper turbines.
The project will support approximately 30 construction jobs and represents a total investment of $58 million. It will also pay nearly $28 million in taxes and fees to the local and state economies over the next 20 years.
SOURCE: Edison Mission Group