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Otter Tail Power Co., a division of Otter Tail Corp., has entered into agreements to build and own 48 MW of wind energy generation at a facility planned in Barnes County, N.D.

The project would be part of a projected 200 MW facility operated by FPL Energy LLC, an affiliate of FPL Group. The Ashtabula Wind Center would be the largest wind energy farm in North Dakota to date and is scheduled to be operational by the end of the year.

"While the Public Service Commission has to approve project applications and we need to finalize other permits, easements, and construction contracts before actual construction begins, we're confident that this project will allow us to provide our customers with additional cost-effective wind-generated electricity," says Chuck MacFarlane, president of Otter Tail.

Otter Tail Power expects to invest more than $121 million on this project, which includes the cost of wind energy turbines, site construction and required transmission construction.

SOURCE: Otter Tail Power Co.

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