N Dakota says yes to Infinity’s 110-MW Sunflower wind plan
Jul 4, 2014 - The North Dakota Public Service Commission (PSC) has earlier this week given the thumbs-up to Infinity Wind Power’s 110-MW Sunflower wind project.
The USD-180-million (EUR 132m) scheme received unanimous support and was issued a certificate of site compatibility. It was approved by the North Dakota’s Stark County Zoning Commission in March.
Infinity plans to launch construction next spring. The Sunflower complex might be powered either by 55 Vestas V110-2MW turbines or 59 machines of 1.85 MW supplied by General Electric (NYSE:GE). Turbine selection has not been finalised yet. The machines will be installed on 11,000 acres (4,452 ha) of leased land in Stark and Morton counties.
When up and running, the wind farm is expected to generate between 450,000 MWh and 525,000 MWh of electricity each year. It will interconnect to a 230-kV transmission line owned by the Western Area Power Administration, part of the US Energy Department. The Sunflower park’s output will be sold to US utility Basin Electric Power Cooperative under a contract signed in November 2013.
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