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PSC acts on two wind energy projects

The PSC reissued state certificates Wednesday to Iberdola Renewables Inc. to take over the Rugby Wind farm project from PPM Energy. PPM got the original certificates in 2005 to build 100 turbines that would put out 150 megawatts of wind power near Rugby. Iberdola proposes to 71 larger turbines, which would still put out 150 megawatts. Construction is to start around Oct. 1.

The first wind farm ever approved in North Dakota has never been built, but may get off the ground now that another company has taken the project over, the North Dakota Public Service Commission said.

The PSC reissued state certificates Wednesday to Iberdola Renewables Inc. to take over the Rugby Wind farm project from PPM Energy.

PPM got the original certificates in 2005 to build 100 turbines that would put out 150 megawatts of wind power near Rugby. Iberdola proposes to 71 larger turbines, which would still put out 150 megawatts. Construction is to start around Oct. 1.

Also on Wednesday, the commission tentatively set a formal hearing on a proposed Logan County wind farm being planned by the company "Just Wind."

The plan is to hold the hearing Oct. 20 in Napoleon, starting at 10:30 a.m.

The plan is tentative until the Just Wind brings in its final siting application to the PSC, Commissioner Susan Wefald said.

Janell Cole works for Forum Communications Co., which owns The Dickinson Press.

The first wind farm ever approved in North Dakota has never been built, but may get off the ground now that another company has taken the project over, the North Dakota Public Service Commission said.

The PSC reissued state certificates Wednesday to Iberdola Renewables Inc. to take over the Rugby Wind farm project from PPM Energy.

PPM got the original certificates in 2005 to build 100 turbines that would put out 150 megawatts of wind power near Rugby. Iberdola proposes to 71 larger turbines, which would still put out 150 megawatts. Construction is to start around Oct. 1.

Also on Wednesday, the commission tentatively set a formal hearing on a proposed Logan County wind farm being planned by the company "Just Wind."

The plan is to hold the hearing Oct. 20 in Napoleon, starting at 10:30 a.m.

The plan is tentative until the Just Wind brings in its final siting application to the PSC, Commissioner Susan Wefald said.

Janell Cole works for Forum Communications Co., which owns The Dickinson Press.

 


Source: http://www.thedickinsonpres...

AUG 28 2008
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