Notably, a wind farm project to be located in southern Burleigh County was shelved because of local opposition. And that’s led some to conclude there is “wind fatigue.”Allete Clean Energy of Duluth is a major player in the development of wind farms. "I think there is infrastructure fatigue, broadly," said Allete president Al Ruedick. "We've seen the same in the oil patch, in terms of pipeline, trucks and traffic."
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Work continues on the $640 million CapX2020 high-voltage power line that will connect a new substation near Mapleton to the Twin Cities early next year.
A planned high-voltage power transmission line connecting Fargo to the Twin Cities is generating concerns among residents who could fall in its path. The proposed CapX2020 power line, backed by a consortium of Minnesota utilities, is a $550 million project slated for completion by 2015.
Developers 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.