Basin Electric seals 278 MW of wind PPAs with Infinity
Nov 11, 2013 - US utility Basin Electric Power Cooperative said Wednesday it had struck power purchase agreements (PPAs) for the output of 278 MW of Infinity Wind Power projects in North Dakota.
The contracted capacity involves Infinity Wind’s 106-MW Sunflower wind project in North Dakota’s Morton County and the 172-MW Antelope Hills project in Mercer County. The two wind parks are to kick off operations by the end of 2015.
Via the contracts, Basin Electric will be able to boost its renewable energy portfolio to over 1,000 MW, CEO and general manager Andrew M Serri said. The deal was signed following a request for proposals (RfP) which the utility launched last June.
In July, Southwestern Public Service Co (SPS), a unit of US utility Xcel Energy (NYSE:XEL), said it was looking for an approval to strike a PPA for Infinity Wind's 250-MW Roosevelt Wind Ranch project in New Mexico.
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