Otter Tail Power Company has closed on the purchase of a set of development assets from EDF Renewables Development. As a result, it can proceed on the construction of a 150-MW wind farm in southeastern North Dakota — a project first announced in November 2016.
Otter Tail Power Company estimates the project will cost approximately $270 million and the wind farm will generate enough energy to power more than 65,000 homes.
“We project that by 2021 our customers will receive approximately 30% of their energy from renewable resources we own or secure through power purchase agreements,” said Otter Tail Power Company President Tim Rogelstad.
This wind project will be near the small town of Merricourt, approximately 15 miles south of Edgeley, North Dakota, in McIntosh and Dickey Counties.
“The Merricourt wind farm will be the largest capital project in our company’s history,” added Rogelstad.