Proposed ND wind power farm one of world’s largest

23 October 2008 — Although transmission lines are needed for it to be built, a proposed 2,000-MW wind farm in northwestern North Dakota would be one of the world’s largest energy projects, state regulators say.

Hartland Wind Farm LLC is planning the $4 billion project in three northwestern North Dakota counties. The company wants to begin construction in the fall 2010.

When completed, the project would have 1,333 wind towers spread over 720 square miles, projects developers said.

The project will require building new electric transmission lines. State regulators said that process could take years to complete.

Hartland expects to file its formal application for a site permit for its wind farm in June 2009. The company would like to have the permit by April 2010, and start building wind towers in the fall.

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