www.windaction.orgfacts, analysis, exposure of wind energy's real impactsWindactionhttp://www.windaction.org/articles/c132+84?theme=atomXarayar2006-06-12T02:16:27ZWind energy gets boost as feds OK system to pay for new lines.304202010-12-17T16:46:37Z2010-12-17T16:46:37ZFederal authorities on Thursday approved a plan that could make it easier to deliver wind energy from Minnesota and the Dakotas to the eastern United States.
The proposal boosts the chances that a $725 million high-voltage power line proposed from Brookings, S.D., to Hampton in Dakota County will be built.
Power line in western ND includes $500,000 to make sure whooping cranes don't run into it.261962010-03-15T19:20:40Z2010-03-15T19:20:40ZDevelopers of a new power line in western North Dakota are spending $500,000 to make sure whooping cranes don't run into it.
Minnesota Power is building the 22-mile line in Morton and Oliver counties. It's supposed to connect a new 75-megawatt wind farm to the Square Butte electric substation near Center.
Power line route draws residents' ire.252412010-01-21T07:02:16Z2010-01-21T07:02:16ZRobin and Dave Heinen moved to the country three months ago with a dream of raising their children closer to the land.
They bought 35 acres in Brockway Township and a few calves and chickens. They began planning a garden. They watched wild turkeys and deer behind their barn.
Just a few weeks later, they learned that a high-voltage power line might run along their property line.
Minnesota Power transmission line.249362010-01-04T03:27:48Z2010-01-04T03:27:48ZMN Power has increased its rates due in part to try and meet a state mandate. Minnesota energy producers must generate 25 percent of their energy from renewable sources by 2025. So, MN power purchased a $70 million dollar transmission line that will eventually switch from coal to wind energy. One MN Power customer feels that her rates shouldn't have increased.Wind power could hamper state's transmission grid, study says.233122009-09-15T21:20:10Z2009-09-15T21:20:10ZMinnesota's power grid would bump up against its limits fairly quickly if wind power developers started building bunches of small wind projects scattered across the state, according to a new study released Tuesday by the state Office of Energy Security.
The study looked at whether the transmission system could absorb 600 megawatts of renewable energy from projects that generate between 10 megawatts and 40 megawatts of power.