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Bismarck, N.D. -based Basin Electric Power Cooperative and FPL Energy have announced plans to expand the Wilton Wind Energy Center in Wilton, N.D. The project currently consists of 33 wind turbines and has a nameplate capacity of 49.5 MW. Ron Harper, Basin Electric's CEO, says the project will double in size within the next two years.

Basin Electric is also in the process of developing an additional 300 MW of wind generation in North and South Dakota.

"We face uncertainty in the world of politics as Congress struggles with the issue of climate change," says Harper. "It's our job to provide our members with affordable, reliable and environmentally responsible power. In short, people need to know that their lights are going to come on and that it's not going to cost them an arm and a leg. They want and expect certainty. Taking the lead, taking advantage of our opportunities and bringing reasonable solutions to the table is how you bring balance to difficult situations."

SOURCE: Basin Electric Power Cooperative


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