By Editors of Power Engineering
EDF Renewable Energy announced the 200 MW Red Pine Wind Project is fully operational and delivering electricity. Consisting of 100 wind turbines manufactured by Vestas, Red Pine interconnects to Northern States Power’s Hawks Nest Lake Substation and generates enough clean wind energy to meet the consumption of 92,000 average Minnesota homes, according to the US Energy Information Administration.
The project, built in Lincoln County in southwest Minnesota, marks the company’s 11th wind facility to be developed in the state.
“The support of the Ivanhoe community has been tremendous,” said Kate O’Hair, vice president of development, north region. “We are pleased to recognize the positive impact with over $18 million in supplies, equipment, utilities and fuel sourced from local businesses during the construction phase and more than $20,000 contributed to local organizations to assist in their missions.”