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By Robert Rapier on May 30, 2008 with no responses

National Wind Projects

Tags: wind power

I recently received a press release from National Wind, a developer of wind farms. I usually ignore press releases, but I thought this was topical enough to investigate. Further, I haven’t written anything on wind in a long time. So, I replied and asked if they could give me some details of some of the projects they are involved in, and I would be glad to post them. Below is a list of their recent projects, following by a list of those in the pipeline.

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Featured Development Projects

We have publicized a number of our development projects, many of which have existing power purchase agreements.

Each family of projects consists of several phases of 50 megawatts or larger.

Jeffers Wind Energy Center

- Located in Cottonwood County, Minnesota
- Construction of first 50 megawatt phase is complete
- Xcel Energy is the offtaker

Emmet County Energy LLC, formed in 2005

- 200 megawatt family of projects located in Emmet and Dickinson Counties, Iowa
- Collectively known as the NorthStar Wind Farms
- Letter of Intent in place to sell power to a utility and to sell a portion of the project
- Will be operational by 2009

M-Power LLC, formed in 2006

- 430 megawatt family of projects located in Griggs and Steele Counties, North Dakota
- North Dakota’s largest community-owned wind energy development
- First two phases (150 MW) will be operational in 2009

High Country Energy LLC, formed in 2007

- 300 megawatt family of projects located in Dodge and Olmsted Counties, Minnesota
- When operational, it will be the largest C-BED (Community-Based Energy Development) in Minnesota
- First 150 megawatt phase committed to Wisconsin Public Service Corporation

Dakota Wind Energy LLC, formed in 2007

- 750 megawatt family of projects located in Day, Roberts, and Marshall Counties, South Dakota
- The first large-scale community wind project in South Dakota

Root River Energy LLC, formed in 2008

- 250 megawatt family of projects located in Fillmore County, Minnesota

Lake Country Wind Energy LLC, formed in 2008

- 350 megawatt family of projects located in Meeker and Kandiyohi Counties, Minnesota

Projects in Feasibility and Early Stages of Development

In addition to our projects in advanced stages of development, we have
projects in early stages of development:

- 200 MW project family in Southeastern Minnesota
- 300 MW project family in Southwest Minnesota
- 300 MW project family in Northeastern Iowa
- 300 MW project family in Northwestern Iowa
- 400 MW project family in Southeastern North Dakota
- 200 MW project family in South-Central Montana
- 300 MW project family in Central Montana
- 360 MW project family in Central Montana
- 200 MW project family in North-Central Colorado
- 250 MW project family in Northeastern Colorado
- 300 MW project family in Wyoming
- 150 MW project family in Western Michigan