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Portland, Ore.-based Iberdrola Renewables Inc. has signed a contract with Missouri River Energy Services (MRES) to purchase wind energy from Iberdrola Renewables' Rugby Wind Project, now under construction near Rugby, N.D.

MRES is the first utility to contract for output from the project and the first to purchase power under Iberdrola Renewables' reverse request for proposals. In all, the Rugby Wind Project will include 71 turbines that are expected to produce 149 MW. Completion of the project is scheduled for this winter.

Transmission service is in place, according to the Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator.

"This project fits very well with our strategy of investing in renewable energy, and it is appealing because of the available transmission," says Jeff Peters, marketing and development director at MRES. "Also, it helps us comply with renewable energy requirements in each of the four states in which MRES has members. Finally, we have great confidence in the developer, Iberdrola Renewables, which is the largest provider of wind energy projects in the world."

The addition of the 40 MW from the Rugby project will bring the total wind power capacity of MRES to 82.4 MW, almost all of which has been added to the MRES generation portfolio in the past two years.

SOURCE: Iberdrola Renewables

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