EDF Renewable seeks change for North Dakota wind project

The North Dakota Public Service Commission plans a Dec. 22 hearing on a recent application by EDF Renewable Development to change the commission’s 2011 approval of the 150-MW Merricourt Wind Power Project.

In June 2011, the commission issued a Certificate of Site Compatibility to enXco Development Corp. authorizing construction of its proposed Merricourt Wind Power Project, consisting of up to 100 General Electric 1.5 MW wind turbine generators and associated facilities in Dickey and McIntosh counties of North Dakota.

On Oct. 10, EDF Renewable f/k/a enXco filed an application for a revised site plan consisting of up to 75 Vestas V100 2.0 MW turbines and associated facilities within the previously-designated project area. On Nov. 6 the commission deemed the application for a revised site plan complete.

The Oct. 10 application noted: “EDF plans to utilize Vestas, V100-2.0 MW turbines for the project. These turbines reach a height of 262 feet at the hub, and the maximum height from tower base to blade tip would be 427 feet. The 13.5-foot diameter wind turbine towers would be mounted on concrete foundations approximately 25 feet in diameter and would each occupy an approximately 116-foot diameter graveled pad.”

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Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 24 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.