EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE) announced that the 200-MW Red Pine Wind Project is fully operational and delivering electricity. Consisting of 100 wind turbines manufactured by Vestas, Red Pine interconnects to Northern States Power’s Hawks Nest Lake Substation and generates enough clean wind energy to meet the consumption of 92,000 average homes, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
The project, located in Lincoln County in southwest Minnesota, marks the EDF Renewable Energy’s 11th wind facility to be developed in the state.
“The support of the Ivanhoe community has been tremendous,” said Katie O’Hair, Vice President of Development, North Region. “We are pleased to recognize the positive impact with over $18 million in supplies, equipment, utilities and fuel sourced from local businesses during the construction phase and more than $20,000 contributed to local organizations to assist in their missions.”
The Red Pine Project will further invest an estimated $1 million annually during its production life to the county and townships through the Minnesota Wind Energy Production Tax.
EDF Renewable Services, a provider of renewable operations and maintenance services in North America, will provide balance-of-plant operations and maintenance for the facility.
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