Montana-Dakota Utilities Completes Wind Projects

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Montana-Dakota Utilities Co., a division of MDU Resources Group Inc., has announced that two new wind projects have achieved commercial operation.

The company developed the 19.5 MW Cedar Hills wind generation facility in southwest North Dakota. The project is located on leased land approximately five miles west of Rhame, N.D. It also expanded its Diamond Willow wind facility by an additional 10.5 MW. Diamond Willow, which went online in late 2007, is located near Baker, Mont. The expansion project includes seven additional wind turbines on leased land and increases the capability of the site to about 30 MW.

The North Dakota site features 13 turbines and is located close to a Montana-Dakota transmission line for interconnection. Two new employees will be hired because of the wind expansion.

SOURCE: MDU Resources Group Inc.

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