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Tri-State Signs Largest Wind PPA To Date

Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association (Tri-State) has signed a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with a NextEra Energy Resources subsidiary for the output and environmental attributes of the Carousel Wind Farm, a 150-MW wind farm facility to be constructed in eastern Colorado.  This facility will be Tri-State’s largest wind energy PPA to date.  To learn more about...

Basin Electric Signs Deal to Add More Wind to Generation Portfolio

Basin Electric Power Cooperative (Basin Electric) announced on December 20 that it had signed a deal to add 98 MW of additional wind capacity to its generating portfolio.  The Campbell County Wind Farm is currently under development in South Dakota and is expected to be brought online in 2015.  Electric Co-op Today has the full...

Oklahoma Coop Purchases Wind Power

Apex Clean Energy, a privately held renewable power developer, has agreed to sell 100 megawatts of wind power from its Balko wind farm in Oklahoma to Western Farmers Electric Cooperative.  With this agreement Apex has sold all of the wind power capacity from the 300-MW Balko wind farm, which is expected to enter service in 2015.  The Balko facility is located in Beaver County and will...

Basin Electric Signs PPAs for Wind Generation

Basin Electric Power Cooperative (Basin Electric) has agreed to purchase power from two wind projects currently being developed in North Dakota, which will provide a combined capacity of 278 MW.  Their addition will bring Basin Electric’s generation portfolio to more than 1,000 MW.  The new facilities are scheduled to be operational by the end of 2015.  For more information about...

Coop Expresses Transmission Concerns with Wind Proposal

BNE Energy, a Connecticut company, is seeking to develop a new six-turbine, 18-MW wind project adjacent to Green Mountain Power’s existing 21-turbine Kingdom Community wind project.  Some are saying there is not enough available transmission for both.  Vermont Electric Cooperative has weighed in on the subject, expressing concern that the new turbines would exacerbate the...