Allete Clean Energy commissions 106-MW wind farm in N Dakota

Wind turbines in USA. Author: Sam Churchill. License: Creative Commons. Attribution 2.0 Generic

December 10 (Renewables Now) - Allete Clean Energy, the wind unit of US energy company Allete Inc (NYSE:ALE), said Tuesday the 106-MW Glen Ullin Energy Center wind farm in North Dakota is now operational.

The park, located near Bismarck, consists of 43 pieces of 2.3-MW and 2.5-MW turbines by General Electric (NYSE:GE) and generates enough power to cover the needs of about 55,650 households. This is the third wind project for Allete in North Dakota and the first the company will own and operate. The wind farm sells the power it produces to utility Xcel Energy Inc (NASDAQ:XEL).

Allete also provided updates on its other projects, including the 80-MW South Peak wind park in Montana, which is scheduled to be commissioned near the end of 2019 and sell power to utility NorthWestern Energy. The company's Diamond Spring wind farm in Oklahoma, with a capacity of about 300 MW, has broken ground and is expected to become operational in late 2020, becoming its first project to sell power to corporate customers.

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