PrairieWinds 1 and Minot Wind


Type: Renewable

Fuel: Wind

Location: Minot, ND

Output: 122 megawatts

PrairieWinds ND 1, Inc. was formed to develop a 115.5 megawatt (MW) wind project south of Minot, ND, called PrairieWinds 1. Construction began in August 2009 and was complete in late December 2009. Power from PrairieWinds 1 flows to Basin Electric's customers through an interconnection with Western Area Power Administration's transmission system.

PrairieWinds 1 consists of 77 turbines. Directly adjacent is the Minot Wind Project, which consists of two 1.3-MW turbines built in 2002, and three 1.5-MW turbines built in 2009. Minot Wind is located south of Minot.

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