N.D. wind energy project OK'd for Allete
Dwight Anderson, an Allete executive leading the North Dakota project, testified before the commission that potential buyers last year had expressed interest in purchasing the wind farm's output, but no agreement was struck.
"Interest has waned as the growth and need for energy remained flat or declined in the overall Midwest region."
September 1, 2012
by David Shaffer
in Star Tribune
But the renewable energy division of the Duluth utility still needs a buyer for the electricity.
Allete Clean Energy, the year-old renewable energy development unit of a Duluth-based utility, has won regulatory approval for its first project -- a $200 million wind farm in North Dakota.
But the company said Friday that it won't start buying and installing turbines until there's a buyer for the 100 megawatts of electricity.
"We will wait to build this project until we have a customer," said Pat Mullen, vice president of marketing and corporate communications for Allete Inc., the parent of... [continue via Web link]