EDF Renewable Energy’s (EDF RE) 200 MW Red Pine Wind Project in Minnesota is now fully operational.
Consisting of 100 Vestas wind turbines, Red Pine interconnects to Northern States Power’s Hawks Nest Lake Substation and generates enough clean energy to meet the consumption of 92,000 average Minnesota homes.
The project, located in Lincoln County in southwest Minnesota, marks EDF RE’s 11th wind facility to be developed in the state. EDF Renewable Services will provide balance-of-plant operations and maintenance for the facility.
Kate O’Hair, vice president of development for the north region, says, “The support of the Ivanhoe community has been tremendous. We are pleased to recognize the positive impact with over $18 million in supplies, equipment, utilities and fuel sourced from local businesses during the construction phase and more than $20,000 contributed to local organizations to assist in their missions.”
The Red Pine project will further invest an estimated $1 million annually to the county and townships through Minnesota’s wind energy tax.