Mortenson Construction says it will soon break ground on the 44 MW Oak Glen wind farm, located on a 3,000-acre agricultural site in Blooming Prairie, Minn. The project's owner is the Minnesota Municipal Power Agency and its 11 member utilities. Avant Energy is the developer and the overall project manager.
Mortenson's scope of work will include the erection of 24 1.8 MW turbines and the construction of foundations, access roads, underground collection and a 69 kV substation. The project is expected to be operational by the end of the year.
Mortenson has installed 1,466 MW of renewable energy in Minnesota as of the first quarter of this year. Oak Glen is the company's 19th wind project in the state.