North Dakota PSC approves 150-MW Lindahl Wind Project

The North Dakota Public Service Commission on Dec. 2 approved a July 7 application from Lindahl Wind Project LLC for a Certificate of Site Compatibility for a 150-MW wind farm to be located in Williams County, North Dakota.

Lindahl Wind is wholly-owned by Enel Kansas LLC, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Enel Green Power North America Inc., which is financially partnered with Tradewind Energy Inc., which is developing the project.

Lindahl Wind plans to construct the project within approximately 13,000 acres of land in Williams County, about four miles north of Tioga. The project will have a nameplate capacity of up to 150 MW, consisting of up to 75 wind turbines and related equipment, with the final number of turbines determined by the capacity of the turbine model(s) selected.

Lindahl Wind told the commission it is considering five turbine models, or a turbine model with similar characteristics: the Vestas V100-2.0; the Vestas V100-2.2; the Vestas V110-2.0 and two types of the Vestas V117-3.3.

Construction of the project is anticipated to begin either in the fourth quarter of 2015 or the spring of 2016. Commercial testing is anticipated to take place starting in August 2016, with commercial operations beginning by the end of 2016. The estimated cost for construction of the project is approximately $248.5 million.

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