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Idaho Power has named Horizon Wind Energy as the successful bidder for the development of a wind generation project in Oregon identified in the company's 2004 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP). The 66-MW project will be built in Union County, Ore., near the community of North Powder and is expected to be online no later than the end of 2007.

The project will connect to Idaho Power Company's 230kV line that runs from La Grande, Ore., to Brownlee in Idaho and will serve the growing needs of Idaho Power's customers. The project will be located on private lands used primarily for cattle grazing. Horizon developed this project from inception over the past four years and has over 30,000 acres under option with the potential for 300 MW to 400 MW in the area.

Horizon also announced that construction of the Twin Groves Wind Farm (formerly called Arrowsmith) has begun. The first phase of Twin Groves is expected to be commercially operational in the first quarter of 2007.

The project is located in McLean County, approximately 20 miles east of Bloomington, Ill. A total of 240 wind turbines are planned to generate 400 MW. The first phase of Twin Groves is expected to be 200 MW, using 120 1.65-MW Vestas V82 turbines.


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